Thanks to everybody who wrote in on the Mystery of the Murderous Garlic–very helpful! (And if you have this problem yourself, the LJ thread has a wealth of information!) Clearly I have been spoiled by native plant gardening, and need to adjust my expectations to the fact that vegetables are divas and require watering more then every three weeks. (When I expand the bed this fall in preparation for next year’s all-out veggie assault, I will include a soaker hose.)
It’s too damn hot to do anything worthwhile in the yard other than fill the birdbaths and dump a little water on the newest plants. Having done that this morning, I am hoping that I will actually summon the rainstorm that is threatening to blow through.
Meanwhile, have some random photos.