Well, I cannot speak for Mary. But as for me, my garden seems to thrive on neglect. I do not remember the last time I added water. As a result the plants themselves look terrible. Still I am harvesting at an amazing rate. Right now I have three full trays of tomatoes slow roasting in the oven to add to the same from a couple of days back. I should not have skipped yesterday. Gumption is not my strong suit right now.
The good news is that our weather is mild. I will have enough time to replant most everything and begin anew.