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Well, I know some parts of the lake got some rain out of that last front, but Langley only got a short shower out of all the “pop up” storms.

So we keep watering…but at least the temperatures are going to be lower for a few days.

So now is the time to get a fall garden started.

The advantage to fall gardening is far fewer pests to deal with.

There are several warm-weather crops that can be seeded now, like squashes, cucumbers, and green beans.

There will be very few if any squash beetles because the cooler temperatures keep them away.

They like it hot and dry.

And if you can find tomato or pepper plants, they can be planted now for a fresh crop in the fall.

For cool weather crops look for broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprout plants.

They love the cool weather so they can produce well into the fall.

You can also sow seeds for beets, carrots, leaf lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnips.

I’m not sure about sugar snap peas, but if I could get a fall crop like my spring crop, it is worth a try.

If you have some empty space in the garden, what the heck…seeds are cheap!

Meanwhile, we have had tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and okra at the Saturday Market.

And of course baked goods, tamales, cabbage rolls, salsa, honey, fresh-cut flowers, and grass-fed beef.

Come and visit us from 9:00 to noon! Enjoy the Earth! Diana