I’ve started picking things up in preparation of winter. I pulled up the cucumber vines and put away their trellis. I pulled up the basil roots and removed the old bean plants and old lettuce. Not much is left. Mostly just the tomatoes and pole beans to remove when we get a frost warning. In the bed that is empty, I scattered winter rye as a cover crop for the winter. This will add nutrients and will look nice over the winter. I also put up my rusty old metal scarecrow. The little gnome is still out there. I moved him into a patch of red and yellow chard and young lettuce that I planted in early September, in hopes it will keep growing for a while yet.