Zone 6a questions

Zone 6a questions

I want to plant some garlic, which I understand I should wait until after the first frost to do. My question on this is, where do you recommend for purchasing garlic sets? Are there any varieties you favor? I have a thing for heirlooms, myself. Also, I'm hoping to get in one more "crop" of something in my raised beds before that first frost. For this I'd need a pretty fast producer. Maybe some sort of bean or pea? And advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
garden pictures

garden pictures

Castor bean and trumpet plant

Castor bean and trumpet plant

Attracting Butterflies

Attracting Butterflies

Garden picspam

Garden picspam

My Room

My Room

a whole lotta descriptions. and pictures

a whole lotta descriptions. and pictures