Fall planting is different........ meaning that you are planting a crop in October , then putting straw mulch down and wait. The garlic clove needs some cool days to get the process of the root growth to start . In the spring make sure that the plants are coming up . Start hand weeding as soon as you see weeds. In June you should cut the scapes so the growth of the bulb is increased. Harvest in July I will let the garlic dry for 2-3 weeks before I cut off the leaves .