I managed to wade through the weeds (both our riding mower and push mower have been out of commission this year but a neighbor kindly mowed the most important areas for us a few weeks ago!) to the garden area and discovered that my pepper plants are still alive but buried under a forest of weeds. I got in there and did a fast general weeding and watered them pretty good. We still have lots of time for peppers yet as there were even lots of blooms on many of them. I need to get in there again and get an area cleared for the spinach and lettuce plus I was thinking there is still time for green beans as well. Last fall we had a bumper crop of Jade beans. Very tasty.
It's very humbling to have to acknowledge our failures--but it's nice to know that I didn't plant a huge garden only to see it ruined when all the things we've had to deal with came along. The Master Gardener is well aware of the future and so I feel confident that He will continue to lead me through what needs to be done when it needs doing. :-)