Well, it's that time of year again - the weather is getting cooler, and the summer veggies are starting to slow down. So yesterday I pulled up my fading tomato and cucumber plants, as well as the last remnants of my basil. In their place, are a couple of varieties of onion - your basic yellow and green. Supposedly they will keep growing all throughout fall and winter, and by spring, I should have a nice bunch of onions. Next week, the remaining peppers that never changed color will get the same treatment. Out they will come, and in their place will go a bunch of garlic. I've never planted in fall before, so this is a bit of an experiment. But I use onion and garlic in pretty much everything I cook, so I'm crossing my fingers that everything will survive the winter. Hopefully, come spring, I'll have a good variety of both onion and garlic for stir frying, as well as to add a savory aroma to my balcony.