What a pleasant surprise--everything thrived in my absence, especially the peppers. I think the fish emulsion/seaweed fertilizer really helped.
These are the beds that really show a difference--the okra, lima beans, and eggplants grew a lot, and the cucumbers are taking off.
I just made a batch of pesto, and already have enough basil for more:
Best of all, we have baby okra! (Look at that ripe jalapeno--something took a bite out of it)