It's amazing how much the plants perked up with just that much rain. Temperatures dropped rapidly from 104F to the mid-nineties, making it much better here and the AC isn't running as much as it was.
Naturally there aren't many plants left in the gardens. We still have the sweet chiles and the eggplant plus the two new yellow squash but all the others are now mowed and in the composter. We need some cool weather to get out there and add our amendments to the raised beds and stir them into the whole bed. I'm putting in a goodly amount of peat moss again in hopes it will help to hold the water for the plants to use. That and some really good compost is about all that we need to replenish the beds.
We seeded some earth worms from Territorial back in the spring just as the soil was warming up. Pulling the lima beans yesterday exposed some nice sized earth worms who immediately dove back under the planting medium. Hopefully they will colonize the whole property eventually.
Nothing much going on here but hiding from the high heat levels.