My favorite thing about growing garlic is it's slow speed. Cloves are planted in October, it gets a little start, and then rests for winter. Then those two leaves popping up in March are one of the first signs of spring.
This Duganski Seed Garlic I grow takes most of the summer to mature and beautiful purple striped bulbs like this one are dried and ready for cleaning in August. September is for sorting into "save for seed garlic' and "culinary garlic for selling", and then the annual cycle repeats itself.