I have had several people ask me what I planted in this years fall garden. With my head hung low, I shamefully reply, " Well, I planted Spinach x's 3 in the Non-Garden". With puzzled looks, I explain that this is our 3rd planting of the season. I have planted twice in the far right side raised bed and once in the empty herb bed... and because the large garden was such a bust we decided to just plant one thing this fall... which was the freakin' non-growing spinach... *Sigh* So frustrating.
On a positive note, (seeing how I am just an optimistic positive ray of sunshine on this lovely morning)... *grumbling* Dang, spinach! When we moved soil from the compost to the far back raised bed, I had a few volunteers sprout up, picking up the pace for the lacking spinach....
Tomatoes by late Oct!!!! Don't worry about frost. I have my plastic ready and waiting to go .Just.In.Case!
So, the next time someone is proudly rattling off the contents of their fall garden... Turnips, spinach, cabbage, carrots, peas.... I'm going say, "Well I HAVE TOMATOES "! ;-p