I see it has been a couple of weeks since my last posting. As we all know, the temperatures have been nothing less than brutal. While I have done my best with the watering, and everything has been growing like tropical bamboo, today I was greeted by a large majority of the veggies appearing to be about half past dead. Pretty discouraging after all the work we put into it. The only section that seems to be untouched is the potatoes, and I will guess that is due to the shade cloth. This evening I added more shade cloth, enough to cover the entire long bed. Then I added some of that awful black plastic cloth, as a temporary measure, over the elevated beds. Too dark by the time I had finished for a photo op, which I will try for in the morning. Val has now suggested that we use the soaker hoses for the raised beds (why didn't I think of that?) which I will see if I can rig up tomorrow morning. Here's the spuds as they appeared this morning, plenty of flowers!