Garlic with more/less sprouts?
I just bought a good amount of garlic to roast tonight and it seems that nearly every head I've chopped in half is full of green sprouts. I've never seen a head with such obvious sprouts and at such a density. Does this mean it's pretty old?
Garlic needs chilling to sprout, which is why it is normally planted in the fall. Somebody stored that batch of garlic at too low a temperature.
Garlic that is sprouting can be potted up and grown on a sunny windowsill to provide lovely green garlic leaves that can be used much as chives but with a more interesting flavor.