Beloved weatherman Tom Skilling says there were 40 days in the 90s by this time last year--nearly six times as many as 2013. Hence the cool-weather-loving greens like the kale above, still sweet and the plants productive.
Apparently we've had enough heat for the Jimmy Nardello peppers, a big producer that's at the top of my grow list. As are those Provider Beans.
Reminding myself with no tomatoes left (except a few black cherries) that a month ago we picked six pounds of rooftop produce, most of it tomatoes. Planting a month early does shift maturity dates.