My mom uses to add 2 or 3 garlic cloves for each pickle jar when pickling something.
She says that by this way she will prevent them from being overpickled, and stay one whole part.
However I tried pickling more than once without adding these garlic cloves, and they ended just fine. Is there any hidden purpose from adding garlic to pickles, for the taste probably? Or is it just by chance?
Some websites list in their recipes garlic cloves too.