I don't use a bulb of garlic before it starts sprouting, because DH doesn't care for garlic much. I prefer the fresh garlic, and to me the preminced in the jars, just don't have the intense garlic flavor I like. So how do I keep garlic from sprouting before I use it? I've tried keeping it in the pantry, in the fridge, whole, in pieces, peeled, unpeeled. It's not that expensive that I can't just buy more later, but I want to keep some on hand.