We have had some pretty dry weather for the past several weeks with rain threats almost daily, but not much really coming down in my area. So, I took this time to pull what is not doing well, turning the ground over again and pulling rows in the 1/2 of my garden that is now vacant.
I still have eggplant that are coming in very nicely, tons of okra and my hot peppers are going gangbusters. The cucumbers and Yard Longs were replanted a couple weeks ago and have broken ground for a fall crop after pulling the plants that were on their last legs. I still have about a 10 ft. section of trellis that is now vacant and I'm thinking about sugar snap peas since those things are like veggie candy to my wife and I.
I got another load of topsoil for my raised bed that I put in and mixed with what was already there and will plant root crops in it by early September. I'm thinking beets, kohlrabi, onions and around October, some garlic. I had great success with Elephant Garlic and harvested 70 or so very large heads with 4-6 bulbs per head, some as big around as the end of my thumb.
For the main garden, I'll plant abut 6 tomato plants, some broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, collard greens, turnips, Swiss Chard, lots of leaf lettuce varieties, kale, spinach, onions (red and yellow), and as soon as the heat is gone, some parsley and other herbs that do well in the cooler weather of our fall/winters.
Come on folks, lets hear your plans.
I get excited when the end of summer is in sight and can't wait to work in the garden during the fall without almost passing out due to the heat and humidity the summer months bring.