Not absolutely sure which zone I am in, last map I check indicated 6a. Am in SE MA about half way between Worcester and Hyannis.
Week or so ago I plant a 10' double row of carrots, danver longs (I think), and a 10' double row of beets, maybe detroit somethings. Plan is to mulch them over well when it starts to get cold and have just the tops sticking out. Also replanted peas, radishes and green beans.
My thinking is I just might get some baby carrots and some baby beets, or I have some plants in there scavenging N to get turned in next spring. Kind of a no loss situation. Only way to loose there is to not try.
They way the weather has been changing around here, there is no telling when it will get cold nor how cold it will actually get. A several years ago we didn't even have a proper winter.... had very late fall for a couple of extra months right into a very early, early spring. Then again, this is New England... If I don't like the weather, I just have to wait 5 minutes.
I don't believe we can resist the things which make no sense - I believe.