Remember the garlic I planted in the snow last winter? While not every clove grew, I'm pleased to report that those which did grow are doing beautifully.
This is the comical stage where the flower heads tie themselves up in knots -- literally. (Sorry these photos are blurry, but at least you can see the knots.)
Within about a couple of weeks or so, the heads will unknot and straighten up, then bloom into garlic flowers, then those flowers will form a round head of seeds. The seeds are very intense in flavor and we've chewed on them but not used them as a spice (though I don't see why we couldn't). And to answer the obvious question -- I don't know if we could plant garlic seeds (as opposed to garlic cloves) or not. I suppose it's worth experimenting with.