I got seriously motivated over the weekend and did a bunch of fall vegetable plantings. Since I pulled all the radishes and garlic (see my pickled radish post), in addition to some tomato plants that didn't make it, I had some space to work with.
I have it in my mind that it's still not too late to plant winter squash since our first frost date isn't until mid-November so I planted some Acorn squash, Butternut and Delicatas. We'll see how that works out. I also interplanted some radishes among th basil in that box.
In the kid's box I planted all carrots. Carrots, carrots and more carrots. The kids are losing patience that the carrots take 2 months to reach edibility and I'll be surprised if they don't pull the ones we planted back in June before they are mature. Anyway, they still have romaine lettuce and green onions growing in there as well.
I already have some beets growing, although I lost quite a bit to the damn neighbor cats digging in the bed. So, I planted some more. And then I went a bit crazy with the mesclun. Your basic mesclun mix grows really well here and I got enough starts for 18 plugs. Unfortunately, the heat just about did them in on Monday, but they seem to have revived.
We should be eating salads well into November and switching over to beets and potatoes with our winter squash. In spite of missing out three weeks this summer, I've been having a fantastic time gardening this year. This year I expanded out from just edibles and planted a lot of flowering plants, both annuals and perennials to give the yard some color. So, lately, my favorite place to hang out is in the backyard.