I know for some gardeners, October is a slowing down month. Not here! We have been busy seed saving. I splurged on actual seed envelopes this year, which I'm pleased about. Some seeds we first bought when we moved here 8 years ago! Our entire garden is just about free due to our seed saving success. We just pick, dry and store year after year and they continue to provide for us. I use my library card catalog for seed saving. It has an abundant supply, and I have more to add. Plus I have some new things I ordered from Fedco to hopefully try next year.
October may be my favorite gardening month. Reflecting on the year, buttoning things up for a winter rest, planning for next year, in perfect temps. Such a peaceful time to be outside.