Will you be planting or eating your garlic?
You will harvest the largest garlic bulbs by planting the largest cloves of the largest bulbs. So if you desire to grow large garlic bulbs, you should order the Large Garlic Seed (Diameter greater than 2 inches). There are 6-9 bulbs per pound of Large Garlic Seed.
By planting Medium Garlic Seed, your bulbs may not grow quite as large; however, you will receive more more bulbs per pound and therefore will end up with more garlic plants. There are 9-12 bulbs per pound of Medium Garlic Seed. A customer recently said he had a “great crop” after planting this size.
Hardneck garlic cloves are much larger than their softneck counterparts. You will find the largest cloves in the largest bulbs, so peeling fewer cloves is necessary with the larger garlic bulb. Also, if you will be roasting your garlic, the larger bulbs obviously mean more garlic per bulb roasted. However, if you are looking for an economical options, the smaller garlic has nice large cloves and the same great flavor!