I just planted garlic bulbs in my garden - this is my first year trying them. In the past I've always just planted stuff in the spring and waited to see what would grown. The idea of starting to grow something at the end of August seems bizarre to me, but apparently that's what you do with garlic.
My plot looks quite a bit different now than it did a couple of months ago... all the radish and pea plants have been pulled, having long since gone to seed. Now I'm harvesting carrots daily, waiting for my tomatoes to ripen (this year maybe?? sigh!!) and starting my garlic and onion crop.
(Oh yes, and I have some new carrot plants sprouting in my laundry room... We'll see how that works out!!)