All through last winter, especially as I cooked for the Dark Days Challenge (see category on the sidebar), I complained and complained of not finding any local garlic. It's entirely growable in our area.
My friend Rachel suddenly bought a half bushel! Friends of hers grew it, and she generously shared half with me. She repeated the storage instructions: cool and dark. I packed the garlic bulbs between newspaper in a cardboard box and set it next to the floor on my pantry shelves. Did I do right? Is there a better way to store garlic in my city house?