Now it's time to clean up the plant material from the plants that died. I will mow then till all that organic matter into the soil and plant a cover crop of vetch for the winter. Although the soils are getting cool, the vetch will germinate and slowly grow and really take off in the spring. At the community garden I encourage you to plant crimson clover as your cover crop. It is much easier to work with next spring. The clover seeds are in the garden shed.
In the meantime I'm getting production of snow peas and broccoli. The cauliflower is taking it's good ole time maturing but the plants appear to be slowly making heads. I planted a few green headed cauliflower plants and we actually had the first one of those last week. Today I saw another small green cauliflower head ready to eat.
We've been dry...too dry. In order to insure good head production on your broccoli and cauliflower be sure to keep the plants well watered. The cold dry winds really stress our plants so keep your remaining crops well watered.
I am expecting the onion transplants in 2 weeks.