My boxes were not planted until the second week of September instead of the first week of August.
I have 2 4'x4' table height boxes. Love them. 8 tomato plants. 5 from cuttings of my summer tomatoes. 3 George picked up at Lowe's. 1 Brandywine Red, 3 Black Krim, 1 Green Zebra, 1 Husky Red Cherry, 1 Creole and 1 Better Boy. All have fruit and the Cherry tomatoes are getting color.
8 squares of cauliflower, 4 squares of broccoli, 4 squares of spinach, 3 squares mustard greens, 3 1/2 squares Kale, 1/2 square cucumbers, 1 square green onions.
I have never planted cucumbers in the fall. Shame on me. They are producing like crazy. The spinach seeds had a very low germination rate. Planted 3 times. Kale was only slightly better, planted twice.
I have harvested mustard leaves twice and will harvest more for dinner this pm. I do not pull the plants - just harvest enough greens for a meal. Enough kale to harvest leaves for kale chips.
Spinach has sprouted and is growing. Waiting for mature leaves to harvest.
Horn worm - fortunately only on one tomato plant. Yesterday my cauliflower leaves were beautiful. This morning - riddled with holes. Cabbage worms on three plants. On one the nasty creatures were in the center of the plant where the crown is just beginning to form.
There is a possibility of frost this weekend. I will drape my boxes with visqueen after dark and remove at sunrise.
Lettuce in pots. Another case of very poor germination. 3 plantings.
Basil, dill and 1 thyme in seed pots ready to pot up. Herbs also had a very poor germination rate. The LAST time I buy Ferry Morris seeds.
Fall has finally arrived. Low 50's upper 40's at night. Low to mid 70's during the day. Blue Bird sky.
That does not mean we will not have temps in the 80's next week.
We have had garden cucumbers every day for the last 2 weeks. There are 3 on the counter and 2 on the vine ready to harvest. Yeah for fall cucumbers!