Tis the season for planting garlic! My CSA has been sending giant cloves from a mysterious hardneck variety that I'd love to plant in my garden... if I hadn't already eaten them all.
What you need to know about growing garlic in Maryland:
How to plant it in containers:
One good recipe to put it in:
Fresh tomato soup, from Simply In Season
8 medium tomatoes, peeled/seeded/chopped
4+ cloves garlic, minced
Combine in saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until tomatoes are soft.
3 cups water or vegetable juice
2 chicken or veg bouillon cubes
1 tsp sugar
2 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
Add, bring to boil, simmer 5 minutes and serve.
(photo credit http://www.cooksgarden.com/vegetables/garlic/garlic-extra-select-prod000217.html?catId=2022&trail=)