At 45°, this morning was definitely sweater weather.
Sweater weather around here means it's high time (or perhaps a little past time) to plant fall crops.
Kale, lettuce, peas, overwintered onions, cabbage, garlic, cilantro, and cabbage are the plants picked precisely for this purpose.
I don't know about you, but the boundless enthusiasm for gardening that comes each Spring after the long cold dreary winter is utterly lacking for me this time of year. As I try to scheme up more uses for zucchini, clear a little more shelf space for canned tomatoes, and free up some freezer space for the bumper crop of green beans, the thought of hoeing, weeding, mulching, planting, and watering another round of crops isn't quite as appealing.
And yet, a fresh salad would be pretty great about now.
Image from Covered Bridge Produce
Do you ever plant late season crops or have an overwintered garden? Do you use cold frames, hoop houses, greenhouses, row covers, or mulching to extend the seasons?