These are great staples to have in your garden, unfortunately they are not the kind of thing you can harvest throughout the growing season. They are best planted in the fall, 4-5 weeks before the frost. I had a busy fall, and did not do that, so I'm planting them now. If you plant your onions and garlic in the spring it is best to plant when the frost first goes out, and the ground is workable. I am a little late, but the earth is still cool so I'm going to try it anyways.