I had forgotten about my garlic bolting, so when I came to sort out the now dry bulbs it was a surprise to see the umbels on the stalks.
At first, I thought they were small heads of garlic, although I think I can be forgiven. The umbels are in fact full of miniature garlic cloves. They can apparently be eaten (well, why not?) but I would like to see if I can actually produce garlic from them.
I understand that it will take more than one year to grow garlic from these bulbils. Quite how I get from A to B, I don’t yet know. The Internet at least seems less forthcoming on this matter. But I am happy to experiment!