My garden's glory days were behind it by the time I returned from the Cape at the beginning of August. Even though it was waning, it was still producing some cucumbers, lots of onions, carrots (still buried), and finally--a few little green peppers!
The plants themselves grew like wildfire but that was about it, so by the end of the month I'd pulled them all up and disposed of them in the woods. It was disappointing, but it taught me that this bed probably didn't get enough sunshine. Next spring I'll put it in a different place and try again! 💪