I was out looking at the garlic today and saw some bare spots, I dug down to see where the plant were and found a bunch of roots. Great looking roots but with nothing attached to them anymore. The whole plant is gone, I mean gone, nothing, not a trace of it ever being there. I looked for tunnels...nope. I looked for mush where the clove may have rotted, nope. I found hundreds of these little whitish red worms all over under the straw, in the ground and inside the clove skin on a few of the plants that were still there in that row.
The row 2' away is just fine though and not all of that 2 x 80' row is wiped out. I saw this last year over there also. I should have known not to plant again on that property. Hopefully if the worms or whatever it is that's destroying my plants stops it'll only cost me around $500 in losses. That just kinda f***ed my Chesnok this year.