I don't post on Wednesdays very often but I wanted to answer some questions that have been posed in the comment section. OK, this isn't a question buttt... Carola bARTz mentioned that she cleans up her garden but also plants a fall crop. Deb from Learning2just breath asked, "no chance of a Fall garden? Where do you live??
Okayyy.... I live in the town of Florence, Oregon on the Cold Angry Pacific Coast. I am about 1 mile from the beach and a few blocks from the Siuslaw River. (SY oos law) Let me tell you the wind is constant. Also, I rent where I live and as fantastic as my landlord is, this is still his property and so container gardening works best for both of us. This part of the coast used to be a rain forest. A century of logging and well.... less trees less rain. With that said we still get more rain than most places in the US. This year we had a record breaking rain all the way into June. Today the rains have already started for winter. So a fall garden for me is out of the question. However, I must say that in the short growing season that I have my crops are plentiful. I am thankful for that.
This is truly what most of my mornings look like. I was corrected when I called it fog. It's a marine layer. LOL All this moisture makes for a pretty lush garden. However, there are things that just don't do well here. Tomatoes, and peppers. It is just too windy and cold.
I did start some in the ground and hope they produce before winter hits.
Lettuce and spinach I dry can and put it in my fridge. They will last 4 or more weeks. The best idea that was ever shared with me.