Well, it's that time again, time to thin out the plants that have come up these past 3 weeks to give them proper space to grow and fill out the few empty slots in my fall garden. Kale, Swiss Chard, Brite Lights Chard, several leaf lettuces, beets and arugula all need to be thinned and transplanted.
My broccoli is now heading with several plants showing their main heads but they are at least a couple weeks away from picking. Collard greens are being harvested for the third time tomorrow. Bush beans and yard longs are prolific and making more than I can eat at this moment. The tomato plants are just making small fruit so I hope the first freeze is still a month and a half away so I can get some ripe ones this year. I still have Salsa Verde left over from last years green crop picked due to freeze damage.
I decided to trim my rosemary back since it was huge and making more than I, or the whole neighborhood could use. Some of the main stems are over an inch thick on that thing.
Onions, shallots and green onions are popping up and shooting skyward. I waited too long for garlic this year and am having a tough time finding seed garlic. All the nurseries around here don't have any more and won't be getting more in this season----bummer.
Fewer weeds, not as much need for watering, cooler temps, and far fewer pests this time of year make gardening fun for this dirt rat.