Plant for fall under the summer sun

Sonia Brin seeding crops to prepare for the fall season. Photo by Janna Siller

It is 90 degrees out and the jewels of summer are starting to ripen in the form of tomatoes, cantaloupe and red peppers. Who has head space for planning out their Thanksgiving menu? 

Full-season gardeners have an almost surreal relationship with time. We have to be fully present to stay on top of the zucchini harvest lest the fruits double in size while we turn our heads, but we have to simultaneously be sketching out the next season to maintain succession plantings.

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