The soil here is pretty fertile, but I freshened the plot up with a few bags of leaf compost anyway and gave everything a good once over with my cultivator. After gently breaking apart the cloves, I laid them out in rows spaced about 6 inches apart and pressed them about 2 inches into the soil. In total, I planted about 110 cloves. So next year's harvest should be big.
This past weekend, we already have plenty of green growth. Most of this will either die back or go dormant once it gets really cold around here, but this early growth will help prevent the garlic from heaving out of the soil once it freezes. I've also covered everything in a thick layer of lawn clippings. I've found this is a great mulch and really minimizes weed growth.
Well, that it's for now. In June, I should have plenty of garlic necklaces for everyone!