Two weeks in hospital/in-patient rehab is NOT conducive to a neat, tidy garden. We had enough rain to keep everything from drying up and blowing away, so that was good news. The bad new was the rain also watered the weeds. I was surprised we didn't get another notice from the city. (They check to make sure weeds aren't over 6 in tall - the ultimate HOA!) And I was in no shape to really do much of anything.
I did pick about 20-ish pounds of tomatoes, which got turned into frozen puree and 15 pint of red sauce. The Bell peppers and serrano peppers went into the first 3-jar batch. Simmered some chicken in it - not bad! The rest is my chili recipe, without meat - I'm thinking tamales or enchiladas.
Anyway, it's winding down - a few more tomatoes and peppers here and there, a couple of watermelon, but not enough to get excited about.
Next year, I'm thinking fewer tomatoes, more spices.