Transitioning to Autumn


Late September marks a transition to Autumn in the garden. We've recently planted several plots in cover crops: Beets, Soy Beans, Onions, Potatoes and the Three Sisters (Corn, early Pole Beans & Pumpkins). 

Some crops are showing signs of slowing down: Bush Beans, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Peppers, Summer and Winter Squashes, Tomatoes and Watermelons.

Other crops are still at peak: Pole Beans, many of the Greens, Okra & Tomatillos. And a few crops will be peaking later this Fall: Brussels Sprouts, late-season Cabbage, Carrots, Kale, Leeks, late-season Lettuce, Parsnips, Radishes & Spinach.


 Thanks for posting this, Elisabeth.  It's fun, still, to see how much we are still getting out of the garden, even though, as you said, much of the production is clearly slowing down.  As we dismantled the "Three Sisters" plot today, we kept finding more romano beans, hiding in the vines!  

I made a salad for lunch with the lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, onions, cucumber and radish.  It was as fresh and yummy as ever!