We are fast approaching the end of garlic planting on Vancouver Island. Ideally it is best planted during the month of October but can still be put in now. Garlic is easy to grow and can be planted in pots, raised beds or direct into the ground. Planting in a pot I would suggest using a pot with a depth of 8 to 10 inches to allow for plenty of root space. Just place the separated cloves and plant approximately 3 inches in depth and 4 inches apart for best results. Use only organically locally grown garlic as many of the grocery store varieties have been sprayed with chemicals. Plant in organic soil and harvest next year.
Ladysmith Health Food store has an abundance of garlic for sale and very reasonably priced. They are located on 1st Ave in downtown Ladysmith.