The heat returned and watering everything resumed. The rabbits are horrible this year and have eaten the tops off most of my beets (so mad about this). I've dumped cayenne pepper on it to deter them, but it may be too late. Next year I'll have to fence it in. We've never had this problem in 12-13 years.
My mother's neighbor told her a trick - sprinkle cayenne in the garden. I did this with the grow bags, sweet potatoes and other problem areas and so far it's working!! So happy to see growth vs. chewed down tops.
The green peppers are on thankfully. So are the green beans. I'm still waiting on more zucchini and yellow squash, but the tomatoes look great.One zucchini, last year's jalapenos, and last year's green peppers went into making a breakfast scramble for breakfast. We are on the very last bag of frozen green peppers - just in time for this year's harvest.