What to plant? The heat of the summer is now starting its transition toward cooler nights. This is perfect for many root vegetables such as carrots and rutabaga. this is also good news for leafy greens such as spinach. If you do decide to plant a few leafies however, do keep to mind that when cool turns to cold, take care to cover the plants with sheets or row covers to protect them from the frost. when do correctly, the ground heat will keep the plants warm while the cover will hold the warmth close to the plants like a welcoming blanket.
Don't forget the summer garden. As I was taking care of other business, I missed picking a few cucumbers only to discover a few days later that they had transitioned from gherkins to footballs. Fortunately these are a variety to stay tender no matter how large they are.