We definitely have a different climate, and planting times there may be different than here. I am fairly new to garlic culture. My son got me going on it 3 years ago. In this climate, it has to be planted in October as the ground will be snow covered later. Then It doesn't do much until March or April when the snow gets off. Last season I had a great harvest, and this past fall I planted a lot of garlic. I think I got carried away. It is looking great right now, but we have to wait a while to see how it turns out. Not ready for harvest yet. It is actually easy to grow here. Just plant and harvest. Since it does its growing during the rainy season, seldom have to water it. Perhaps pull a few weeds.
Ask around in your area and find out when people plant their garlic in that area. I think planting time is going to be very important in your climate. I wonder too about varieties. Ask what varieties do well there. Best of luck.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-