Maybe I'm being lulled into a false sense of season given the high temperatures we are having this week, but I'm planning on planting some fall vegetables this week in hopes that they'll provide some goodies for us over the next few months.
I still have the kale trees going strong (complete with white fly infestation), my cabbage plants are just now coming on strong and same thing with the broccoli. My tomato plants are totally loving this heat and are producing some fantastic late season crops, the likes I've never seen before.
What will I be planting in addition to all this stuff still growing (not including, of course, all the herbs that are still doing their thang)? Well, I'm going to plant frost hardy spinach and lettuces as well as radishes, more kale and possibly some things to overwinter. I'll also be getting on the ball this year and planting garlic sooner rather than later. The panic planting I did last January resulted in some rather puny looking garlic heads. Lesson learned.
By the way, my columnar apple trees appear to have survived the drought, where all the leaves turned brown, and despite the fact that my kids pulled off all the apples since it was, apparently, "Indian Village Week" back in early August. Whatever the hell that is. I know they are surviving because they have green leaves on them and, showing their complete confusion, are covered in pink blossoms. Go figure.
Are you growing a fall vegetable garden? If so, what do you have going on?