This weekend I pulled the last of the jalapenos, green peppers, basil and gasp … green tomatoes. Yes, we had tomatoes grow all the way through the end of October. It has been a weird year.
The turnips are doing great, and next year I intend to plant two batches instead of one. The greens are producing more than enough to eat as I thin the plants for the roots to take hold over winter. All things look towards a heavy turnip harvest in the spring.
I prepped the soil and pruned the garlic, carrots and in another week will cut back all the spices for the winter. I also hacked back the last of the mint for the season and made another batch of creme de menthe. I am planning for a rough winter to follow this very wet and mild summer and will be mulching the winter plants with a mix of ground leaves and compost. I may have to also cover the ground with plastic, only time will tell.