The garden has been very unpredictable this year. I am finally getting some tomatoes. I even heard on the news that there is a tomato shortage.
One crop I am trying to keep in successive planting is beets. We love to roast them with olive oil and other root veggies. Here we have them with carrots and sweet potatoes. For summer we wrap them in foil packets with olive oil and salt and do them on the barbecue.
If you are looking for great late summer plants you can't beat coleus. I buy one six pack each summer and snip off branches and put in water to root. I just then plug them into pots or the garden.
They are gorgeous summer into fall plants. They will grow in shade and in some sun. Look great in bouquets too.
This plant was started from two rooted cuttings. You can see more of my coleus here.
As the heat climbs I am forced indoors. I just want to be outside but the laundry calls me too and other housekeeping chores.