I sowed my fall beets and carrots at the beginning of September. I knew I really should have planted them earlier, but August was so hot and gross, and it seemed like so much work to clear away all the detritus of my summer garden. And since it felt like it would be hot forever, I figured there would be plenty of time for my September seeds to grow and fatten up.
Alas, I don’t think I’m going to get much of a crop. I’ve been thinning the carrots, and they’re still extremely tiny. The beets are even sadder. Sure, the leaves are growing, and they’re doing okay in the cold, but I don’t think the roots will fatten up before the regular frost sets in.
Ah well. Next year I’ll prod myself into clearing out the summer stuff earlier and getting those seeds in by early August. Live and learn.