Summer ends. Autum leaves turn. The garden valiantly lives on…the carrots are growing, the beets, newly planted lettuce varieties. Parsnips planted (but I think the visiting dog dug that section up). I already know that parsnips, carrots and beets will be okay in the ground from my ‘accidental’ discoveries i previous years. I had given up on the garden and was surprised to find these root vegetables were quite content to be in the ground, and entirely still viable. Now I will more deliberately, not accidentally, have root crops growing this Fall and Winter.