It is hard to admit, but we are already half-way through summer. For the gardener, it is thus time to take stock and plan ahead. As I have said before, this summer has been especially sunny here in Germany, prompting some plants to develop more leaves or fruits than ever. Others, to put it mildly, did not really take advantage of the sunlight and warmth. Among them is the chili pepper that, for the first time in four years, did not produce any flowers let alone fruits. Also the squash performed, quite expectedly, rather badly. Still, I have not given up hope and I have backed up things by sowing a couple more seeds, among them radishes, which are normally fail-safe. More about their performance soon on these pages. Meanwhile, enjoy the sun while it is still around!