We have a great crop that is wonderfully clean of weeds. We planted the cloves last October. We have learnt to give the crop enough water right after planting to establish it well before the winter sets in. Ramon and Josesito have to work together timing cultivations and irrigation. In this way the weeds are removed and then the crop is irrigated. We had to hand weed for half a day as rain in the fall did mess up our cultivation schedule a little. Green garlic in a couple of weeks.