Vampires are not partial to garlic and that's a good thing. It keeps them away from my gardens.
Being Greek, in addition to ouzo, garlic is high on my fallout shelter list. It's just one of those necessary food items that one needs to sustain a wholesome, albeit potent, life.
Garlic is surprisingly easy to grow. I get mine from thegarlicstore.com, purveyors of everything garlic. I order my bulbs late summer for fall planting. Simply, plant a clove and wait through winter, spring and mid-summer to collect your bounty.
Once harvested, hang the garlic plants upside down in a warm, dry place like a shed. Once fully dried, cut the plants into bulbs and enjoy them.
I still have some from my last harvest. Needless to say, this next harvest should be more than enough for cooking and eating. Yes, I do eat raw garlic, though you need to be careful with it. Eating too much and too fast can make you nauseous. It can also keep away a loved one, even the dog.