I saw Monty was digging up his garlic last week as he had found evidence of a fungus on the leaves. When I looked at mine it seemd the same, so I thought I would take mine out as well. I dug up about 6 and gave up, the bulbs were about the size of a grape, although the leaves are about 18" high so I had assumed all was well. I am further north than Monty so would expect later fruition, but If I hang on, will the situation improve and the bulbs swell, or do I give u now. They were planted around the end of Sept last year.