Hi puamelia, I believe it's only the hardneck varieties that produce scapes. Do you recall if you planted hard or soft neck? The scapes come in before the bulbs mature. We know it's time to harvest our garlic when most of the green stalk has turned to yellow and the plant starts to lean.
Thank you! I have no idea what we planted. label said "garlic", nothing more about hard or soft. I guess if the stalks turn yellow without scapes I'll know it is soft neck and I'll be a bit sad lol!
We both save our own for seed and also order a bit from Seed Savers Exchange. They will be accepting orders again the first of August for next year's crop. In our gardening zone (7a), we plant in October and harvest in June.
When did you plant yours?