Keep an eye on your sweet potatoes. It's been at least 90 days since we planted sweet potatoes so they should be ready to harvest. Scratch around the base of the slips you planted and you should find the tubers. In some cases the tubers have expanded and pushed out of the ground, in some cases the tubers are still buried underground. My crop is both of the above, some are exposed, some incredibly deep and in some cases the slips didn't even produce tubers...what's up with that? All our sweet potatoes need to be dug before the tops freeze, watch the weather. Store the freshly dug potatoes, unwashed, in the shade for a few days and the skins will cure. Then enjoy.
We've got a big problem with aphids according to the VP of quality control. The warm moist weather of late is aphid heaven. Harvest your lettuce and greens and blast the aphids off with water.
The warm moist weather reeked havoc on the first crop of broccoli. Hopefully we'll get sunny dry weather for awhile to dry out the broccoli.
This time of year is all about the cover crops. Next week I'll drop off a supply of crimson clover for everyone to use. I'll inoculate the seeds so the clover will grab nitrogen and store it away for our garden next spring. Plant clover in any blank areas up to and including the entire bed. Cover cropping does a lot for us, we grab nitrogen and make lots of organic matter to till into the soil next spring.