I love growing and eating my own garlic. The stuff they sell in the supermarkets around here is soft and bland. Unfortunately, this is about as long as last years garlic lasts without sprouting so I freeze any garlic I have left just before Christmas. I peel the cloves and freeze them on a cookie sheet. It was minus 8 here today so I froze them outside. Then I put them in a container in the freezer to use as needed. They aren't as good as fresh but they are better than the store bought!