It is really difficult to decide which container has to be clear up now as everything look so messy. There are several containers that warm season plants were not producing much or dying. Now making way for new plants. I have replenish the soil with some manure. For deep containers I have direct-sowed cool season root vegetable seeds and shallow container with Asian greens.
This area which I grow vegetables in containers have been totally taken over by sweet potatoes vines that were actually planted in one container. The sweet potato plants are choking leeks, bush bean and capsicum. But sweet potato foliage made a good ground cover during summer to retain the soil moisture for other plants to survive extreme weather for them. Not sure whether it is the right time to start harvest sweet potatoes or not. Sweet potatoes nodes have already grown some roots in other plant containers. I was thinking of harvesting sweet potatoes from the main plant pots maybe end of this month or early next month depending on the weather. Then tidy up some of the foliage and left some of the new-rooted nodes from the sweet potato vein in other containers. Some of the beans on the plant are left to dry to collect seeds from it. I did not intend to collect any bush bean seeds initially but I accidently left some too mature as I cannot see it amidst those sweet potato vines. The JAP pumpkin that were experimentally plant in container have to make a long walk to grow around the container area and it has grown more than 7 metres. So far, we are only confidant on getting one harvest from this plant. Not about to give up hope yet waiting for some more please.
A chili plant that is fruiting sharing a pot with ginger and spring onions. I hope we get lucky with the chili plant harvesting some chili through winter as I have position it near the brick wall that will absorb some heat. Waiting for Bayam (Chinese Spinach/ Leaf Amaranth) to complete it life cycle and I can harvest some seeds for it. It does make the area less boring with their red flowers. Two jicama plants which is getting entangle with bayam.
Okra burgundy plants does not look green and healthy but they still produce some pods. They were under attack by aphids at one stage but I have been collecting lady bird or grasshopper and made them live on these okra plants. Aphids disapeared few weeks later. We have trained jicama plants on okra plants.