I guess we did give up on the strawberry bed. It is fried. There are a handfull of plants still struggling but most are dead. I'm sure we'll develop a plan for that area next year by this Fall. Kate is interested in berry bushes up top and maybe the surviving strawberry plants at the bottom, left in the pic. For the rest of the year I may only post the view shown below.
Everything left in the west garden survived thanks to almost daily watering for two months. And the morning after my last post, on August 3, Kate even planted some more seeds! There is a row of new pea plants coming up along the bottom of the trellis at the right, lettuce in the top left and another try at radishes in the middle left. The tomatoes are no longer cooking on the vine and the peppers are no longer getting stolen by the local wildlife. The squirrels must have been pretty desperate to steal the peppers!
Well, posting here should return to normal now. This is just for us, anyway. I get no visitors here and they are not necessary. This site is for my wife and I to keep track of all things garden and to be able to refer back as needed. If someone else reads this, then all the better. Thanks for stopping by!