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Hi, Jimbob, Soft-neckHi, Jimbob, Soft-neck cultivars produce minimum or no flower stalk. It invests its energy in the bulb. Most commercial garlic is soft-neck. Hard-neck cultivars produce the scapes. It's not a problem; just different. Good luck with the harvest!    

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