Ah I have one of those little clay pots too. It never worked for me. Maybe I should swap cupboards?
Definately agree I should probably just buy one bulb at a time. But it's always such a PITA when I get the urge to cook or marinade something (it doesn't happen very often ) and there's no bloody garlic!
I still use it even if it does shoot. I've got garlic all over the place. I have wet garlic int he fridge, normal in the cupboard, and a big plait of smoked garlic hanging on the wall. Running low actually, I need a trip to france.