I am so jealous when I read and hear about the veggie gardens and the produce they yield at this time of year in other parts of the country. My bean plants for the most part look healthy, but for the past two months there has yet to be a bean on them. Basil is beautiful. My pepper plants are pathetic, but the ones at the Arlington store are big, lush and prolific (has to be all the compost, cow manure and John’s Recipe they fed them). I still have two tomato plants left from the spring and surprisingly there is the odd tomato on them. Not surprisingly they are the size of peas! The four plants put in the ground in early July may not make it though – I was out of town and they just did not get enough water. So sad.
And then I look at my eggplant and okra. Nothing seems to faze them. There indeed do exist plants that love this Texas sun and heat!