On the left is last year’s garlic field. Harvested and incorporated. The straw mulch is on its way to become soil organic matter.
On the right is next year’s garlic field. Ready to plant except for one thing. It’s been raining. and the ground is wet.
Now is the waiting for a run of dry days to get the team out on the transplanter and slam in a bunch of garlic cloves in record time.
You’re always on the cusp of one thing or another.
And the best you can do is to have a plan, and keep watch on how the world changes so you can adapt that plan.