We decided that we would grow garlic in buckets this year. From what we gathered bucket gardening is beneficial because there is alot that we can control which is in direct contrast to growing things directly in the ground. The only issues we have had thus far is the occassional weed that has been lying dormant in our compost or fresh unearthened dirt. Nevertheless the benefits of container or bucket gardening is being able to micro-manage every stage of the vegetables growth. Im not a botanist by any means but I can tell what is a weed and what is not when I grow things in my containers and for that matter my raised beds. So if the garlic do well this year I am going to be the biggest advertiser of growing garlis in containers. Im using a one gallon plant container maybe larger to grow the garlic. I set the garlic in a few weeks back and watered and now they are starting to sprout. I bought garlic specifically meant to plant instead of using our own. Hopefully it works. I love garlic.