Who says you can't go off on a six week vacation and expect this bounty when you return?
No watering happened in my veggie beds the entire time we were away. Here is the result from one self-germinated English cucumber, three ichiban eggplants I planted last May, and two bell pepper plants. While I was worrying if my 350 boxwoods out in the front yard were going to live with only a once a week watering, the veggies were having a ball. And there will be kale stamppot for dinner very soon😍
(And thanks to my sweet neighbor and sweet sister-in-law, the boxwoods seem to have survived, too😘)