Yeah in the past I've just planted what I found in local stores. Then I was visiting my daughter last fall and she took me to the Ithaca Farmers Market where a gentleman had about twenty different varieties, each with a full description like a wine tasting! One was supposed to have the sweetest tasting scapes, another was the most strong and pungent, another was best for roasting etc. I was hooked! I bought four bulbs of four different varieties, two to plant and two to eat. Hoping they'll all adapt to my soil. So far it looks good. Because of free ranging chickens garlic is a good choice for my veg garden. They just leave that whole section alone.