Question for Garlic Mavens

I copied the following text from a garlic cultist's web site. The author grows garlic in Texas:

    My question is: "Do you actually do all of this stuff"?
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Derald
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Derald wrote:

No. And I don't have any problems. My rate of sprouting and growing to maturity is probably over 95% of cloves planted. A commercial grower who has the same crop in the same ground year after year is bound to have more potential for pests and disease, if you don't do that you are way in front.
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Derald wrote: ...

no.
rotational planting and growing hardy cultivars avoids a ton of problems.
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Heaven Forfend. No way in Hades. I have no idea if that sort of thing is really needed in Hades (which, from 43?N closely resembles Texas, or vice versa) but one of the best things about growing garlic is that it's about as close to trouble-free with no fuss as plants come.
I stuff it in the ground in fall (not as late as some would have you do it - having missed a year and had it all sit in the ground to be followed by the best harvest in memory, I am unconvinced that it minds having leaves out in the winter), mulch/weed a bit, and harvest it. If a variety does not do well enough to make its own seed, it's out of my crop. I will, quite rarely (many years go by without doing so), buy a pound or so of seed garlic to try a different variety. If it wants to be around next year it had better make 2-3 lbs of seed-quality heads, and enough left over to eat some. I build up to whatever seems like a level I want to sustain.
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