Woke up to 57 degrees this a.m. and got out in the garden after the first cup of coffee. Decided to pull the Japanese Yard Longs since they have been fading fast this past week. I pulled apart the foliage getting it off the trellis and added it, along with a garbage bag of shredded personal paperwork I've been saving for a couple months to my compost bin. Then it was off to the stables for more manure and shavings to round out the mix for the compost pile. I scored some pallets a week or so ago and built 2 bins but didn't have the time to get to the stables for the good stuff like I planned.
It never got past the low 70's today and life is again good in the deep south----at least for this guy.
Oh, and the majority of the fall garden is in and out of all the seeds sowed directly into the garden, the carrots are the only ones not up yet--I know, patience. Now I may need to put in another raised bed for garlic since I use a ton of the stuff all year long when cooking.