Now that the season is winding down for many of us, what did we learn this year?
I am still learning gardening in my new location:
1) To have succession plantings, I really have to be more careful with getting seeds started. Probably would be good to start them in pots/flats even though outdoors, not under lights. Having a few flats of seeds on the deck would help them get the individual attention they need. It would also reduce water usage -- when I have seeds planted in a bed, then I water that bed every day or almost every day. But all the big stuff in the same bed doesn't need that frequent of watering.
2) I really have to stay alert for fungal diseases and treat them early and often. I am such a "lazy gardener," laissez faire, I tend to just think plants will take care of themselves. I lost tomato plants, winter squash, and some rhubarb plants to fungal diseases, that might have been controlled if I jumped on it quickly.