I'm getting the garden cleaned up this week so that I can do some fall plantings. Getting seeds started tonight. I've got crowder peas, red-cored chantenay carrots, turnips, beets, cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, more radishes, tarragon, flatleaf parsley, and cilantro.
Thinking about trying some celery, broccoli, and cauliflower, I have some romanesco seed left over, might try them and see how they do!!!
As for the summer garden...I would officially call it DONE! The only thing left still doing anything are the jalapenos and the pole beans in the 3 sisters bed, and they are all flowers and no beans! They are growing like a flowing blanket of green covering the remains of the 3 sister's. Reminds me of Kudzu. Wish some of those flowers would turn to fresh beans
The tomatoes have finally given in to blight. There are a few straggly stems reaching for the sky, but nothing to get excited over, they wont produce before first frost.
The squashbugs even took over my baby watermelons... They were the last of the cucurbits.
I still have some radishes that are bolting. Nothing worth eating though.
I Still have lots of stevia, but I don't know what to do with it. And lots of basil. Gonna make pesto with that and freeze it in little baggies to use throughout the winter.
Even through the drought, temps up to 105 degrees, water restrictions, and now torrential downpours, it has still been a fabulous year!!! AND my first fully organic year to boot. Even though I had several near meltdowns, I have OVERCOME!!!! I stayed completely pesticide and chemical free, overcame my fears of squishing bugs, and shared a bountiful harvest with family, friends and the local soup kitchen. I preserved a great deal also. I've learned so much. Thanks to all of y'all, too! It has been a GREAT summer!!!
And now... ON TO FALL!!!