Most of what I have here in zone 9b has habituated and grows all year, but I do have empty spots for about a dozen plants in various places. It’s still too hot (forecasted for the mid-90s this week), so I’ll be waiting a bit longer. I think the temps are supposed to go down to the 80s starting this weekend or next week, which is far better. I will likely put some dill, beets (for the greens), peas, and perpetual spinach in the empty spaces. I have a couple of kale plants and many varieties of chard that are on their third year now (they just give me smaller leaves of tender greens (which I prefer) compared to the younger plants’ larger leaves that are sometimes tougher.
I’d love to have arugula, but it is hard to keep from bolting here (even the slow bolt variety). There are a few volunteers that popped up already when we had those few days of cooler weather recently, but something’s been eating them, and I haven’t been able to find what it is yet (likely a snail that’s coming in the night).
A lot of the things I planted in spring that were stunted or did almost nothing because of the early and intense, protracted heat (various squashes, zucchini, cucumbers), are blooming like crazy now and even starting to maybe produce, so I may get an ‘automatic’ fall garden out of some or all of those. My cherry tomatoes that did almost nothing all year so far are also blooming again and have a few tiny fruits. Hopefully they will bounce back too. I started putting the liquid phosphorus on all of them again this week after watching Danny’s Porch Time video.