September is my favorite month of the year. It is a welcome break from the long days of summer. All of the planning and executing throughout the year has paid off with good yields, only a few crop losses, and a full cooler of storage crops. This is a perfect time to determine which varieties of tomatoes to grow next year and acknowledge what worked and what needs to be improved. We have rutabaga, turnips, sweet potatoes, and winter radishes in the ground ready to be harvested and stored. We planted strawberries that we will cover with straw and fabric that should produce sweet fruit in the Spring. Turning our fields over into cover crop is the final step in preparation for next year. It is a great feeling checking tasks off our list.