If you mean "If I go to a market and buy a garlic bulb, will it grow if I plant it?" then the answer is YES. While I was living in San Jose' I used to buy one globe, break it into individual cloves and plant each in my Square Foot Garden, 4 to a square. They sent leaves up within a week and grew very well. Now that I have moved up here, I just started my new plot and planted three squares. Again, the greens are already over a foot high. When the blossom stalk starts up, I knock the greens and stalk over, like onions, and let them dry a while. Digging up the bulb shows that it has formed a bulb similar to the one I originally bough. I use these cloves in cooking.