Today was a long day in the garden. Usually I spend about 20-30 minutes picking and doing little things, but the garden was quite a mess. There were a lot of dead leaves on the cucumber plant which I pulled off.
The bean tepee was getting messy and dropping dead leaves all over my lettuce below. So I cleaned up the yellowing leaves and thinned out the living ones so I could finally find my beans again. The Fortex beans have stopped producing. I ripped up their leg of the tepee. Now I just have one leg left with Kentucky Wonder beans. They don't seem to have gotten the message that it is getting colder outside. They seem happy enough to keep producing, which is sad in a way because their shade is so heavy right now that I can't use a large part of my lettuce bed. But not to worry. The new little transplants that went in today were planted by the tepee poles where the Fortex beans were.
I also put in my last succession crop of Asian greens. There is no Chinese cabbage in this group since it wouldn't produce in time, and no mizuna since my old plants just keep producing but I have three each of tatsoi, fun jen, and boc choi. There was no room in the old bed for them. The Chinese cabbage that was planted a while ago takes up too much room. But the zucchini had been pulled out. I did put in a cover crop, but it didn't come up in spots. So the Asian greens went in there.
I currently don't have a row cover over them. I'm hoping that I don't regret that later. Some radishes that I had planted were innundated by caterpillars. I'm hoping that it is too late in the season for them now.