It has been a strange gardening year. We are in a drought and so gardens have required as much as 5X the amount of water they usually need. And yet we're having an amazing year in general with abundant carrots, parsnips, celery, beets, loofa etc. Crops that we grew in abundance last year, like tomatos and peppers, are just hobbling along. Today I pulled our first pepper of the year. I can't say I'm confident we'll have much more than this one!