Today I busied myself taking down the last of the tomatoes, hauling off Tithonia plants and making the Cabbage Patch less attractive to digging pets. I gave every plant a dusting of cayenne pepper, then edged them with pine cones. In a few places I stuck some rosemary cuttings -- doubtful they will root but rosemary reputedly repel cats. Ike probably loves rosemary. If I see more signs of digging, there's a pile of pine straw mulch waiting to be scattered before the first freeze.
Part of the Cabbage row; Kale opposite.
Cabbage plant and pine cones.
Broccoli plant, pine cone and Rosemary twig.