The new gardening year starts for me with garlic and broad beans. I’m a couple of weeks later than normal sowing garlic. I’ve sown 28 cloves 15cm apart in both directions (7 x 4 in a 1 metre x 60cm bed). I used a ‘dibber’ (aka an old pointy spade handle) to make holes about 8cm deep into which I’ve dropped each clove (pointy end up). I’ve added a sprinkling of wood ash over a layer of well rotted compost and when I shred some prunings I’ll add those on top to suppress the weeds. I had a dismal crop last year I think due to rust or drought but I’ll see if this year is better. This article gives you more detail and thankfully when I reread it I’d followed my own advice.