So as the autumnal equinox approaches, I have decided to not carry my gopher-resentment into the new season. I turned over the garden yesterday, tilling all the clumps of dirt/compost that had become engrossed in the network of roots that had grown through the ground. Taylor and I decided that we should concentrate on planting less crops, zeroing in on how to grow those items really well, and then move on to new items. I got so excited when I found the Petaluma Seed Bank, and I went a little overboard. So now, I have reeled myself back and am now focusing on just five items, well, four really. My tilled ground is divided into sections, which I diligently measured out yesterday, and will be planting the following crops: Squash (Pomme d'Or), Collard Greens (Georgia Southern), Beets (Early Wonders and Chioggia), Lettuce (Merveille des Quatre Saisons), and Rainbow Chard (Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard). I planted the seeds in the starters yesterday and am hoping to plant on the equinox. So there it is, my plan for our fall crop.