It’s a good time to sow spinach for later this fall and early next spring. Sow seeds in the garden; keep the area moist for a couple weeks. You’ll harvest healthy, great tasting spinach in a month or six weeks. This also gives you a head start in the spring. The spinach will over-winter and hit the ground growing in early spring. Sow other salad greens, too. They won’t over-winter but they will produce great autumn salads.
The monsoonal flow has brought with it unwanted hail. Gardeners battle all sorts of conditions in an effort to get things to grow. And then a hailstorm can blow through reducing the whole garden to mush.