Can you harvest and eat immature garlic? You see, I planted garlic indoors back in March and it was growing very well. When I transplanted it, there were already little bulbs forming. This was my first year planting garlic and like an idiot, I planted it in front of the broccoli, which grew outrageously this year and totally covered up the garlic. I kind of forgot about the garlic and literally just remembered it the other day. So I lifted up all the broccoli leaves and half the garlic leaves were completely gone and the few that still had some were wilted and browning. So I dug a couple up and it formed like a 1 in round bulb - just a little bigger than when I transplanted it. The broccoli is almost done, so I will be pulling it out soon, but I am assuming that the garlic will not perk back up. So, can I eat those little bulbs? If so, can I just wash off and eat right away or do I still have to let it "cure" first?
I can't remember what type of garlic, but it was supposed to be for the north that you can plant in early spring and harvest in early fall. I think it said 130 days or something.