Yes I know it is fall, but the spinach that I planted on September 19th, will be overwintered and be the first greens out of my garden come spring. I usually plant earlier, but the bed still had sweet potatoes. I still think it will be big enough to survive the winter. Right now they have their first set of true leaves. Hopefully they will get a few more before the ground freezes.
And speaking of row covers, I'm wondering if it is time to take the row covers off the carrots now. I'd love the row cover off to give the carrots a bit more light to size up before the frosts come. I want the carrots to see a frost or two before I lift them for the winter. It will make them sweeter. Usually in Massachusetts the carrot flies last through September. We normally have two hatchings, May-June and August-September but we don't have a third hatching here and October is usually safe. But has the weather been messed up enough this year that we will see another hatching in October? It is so hard to know. The insect pests have been about three weeks early this year, so we might have time for a third. Oh the dilemmas.