This is an artichoke garlic, meaning it has several layers of smaller cloves rather than one layer of larger cloves.
Lisa Haynes measures 8 inches between bulbs with her hand. She plants the garlic bulbs on an 8-inch grid.
Plant cloves point side up and root side down. Cloves should be 3 to 4 inches deep. Haynes suggests planting them a little deeper if the ground is really soft and will settle. If the ground is soft enough, Haynes just pushed the cloves into the ground with her thumb.
Cloves of garlic are separated and ready to be planted.