it's time again for bringing it all in, for putting up what's to be stored and for enjoying the rest. we extended our growing area this season, so the pickings just keep rolling in. we added a potato patch, a squash pit and a separate tomato sight. we grew heirlooms, purple cherries, green zebra's and lots of beefsteaks. we trellised japanese cukes, pickling cukes and three different varieties of beans. we tried out brussels sprouts, bok choy, garlic and even quinoa. not to mention all of the staples. it was a busy summer in the garden. and, as usual at this time of year, it's a bit of a relief to start pulling it all up and turning it all over as fall creeps in. i'm ready for cool and crisp.