Somehow, our row of bush beans is still bearing. The back two rows of lettuce, beets, chard and spinach were severely beat up in recent rain storms and mostly a total loss. I am going to plant a few large pots of mixed spinach, lettuce and arugula today in hopes of having a portable salad garden in our driveway until the killing frost. Also on the agenda is a planting of snapdragons and pansies, so we can get our early spring flowers going slowly now. We shall see how it works out.
Still thriving are hot and sweet peppers and eggplant, though they are looking tired - and the coming cool nights will start shutting them down on their way to the inevitable killing frosts to come. Best of all, though, are the 20 or so Brussels Sprouts plants in the garden. We just may get an early winter crop of what has become one of our very favorite vegetables.
Aside from the outdoor activities listed above, I am working my way through the plethora of information that the Dwarf project generated this summer. Some reports on that will follow soon.