http://gardentherapy.ca/. Low and behold the post was about growing your own garlic. I discovered that my mistake was probably using bulbs I had purchased at the food store. Here's my puny attempt for this year!
Being the type of person who sees no need in duplicating an effort if not necessary (translate that as lazy) I thought I would give you the link to Garden Therapy's post and you can learn for yourself!
Now I'm on a quest for garlic seed blubs. The link on Garden Therapy site is all sold out for 2012!