Patience!! I read elsewhere that folk are vying for the earliest garlic. Some boast about early autumn planting & 6" growth already. Others are happy to wait for the March/April bracket advocated by Dobies etc with their bulbs. Interesting that the professionals - eg 'reallygarlicky' - are excitingly showing their first growth from autumn planting? So I went to check ours & hey! (as they say) it's just showing!! SO?