Tailgater, I grow the hardneck type. I just cut the stalk off about 2 inches above the garlic head after it has dried a few days. then I just put mine in mesh onion bags I have and hang it up in my shed. with "softneck" garlic you can twine the leaves together and hang it up. be sure and save some of the biggest cloves for replanting. I plant mine in sept or oct.