Stuff that surprised me this year
I have always thought of lettuce and parsley as cool-weather water-loving plants. So I was surprised when both survived the summer with so little water. The parsley got no direct water but stole some from the nearby peppers. I never even saw it wilt. The lettuce that I left in a couple beds got no extra water and lived until I cleaned out the plants last week. They not only lived but bloomed and set seed. The cilantro and arugula died long ago after setting seed and now I have one 4X8 bed that is a solid mat of arugula seedlings. The grasshoppers leave it alone unlike my unprotected lettuce seedlings which disappeared while only an inch high.