The garden is really making progress despite the heat and because of a few extra waterings in between the scant rain. Especially prolific are the peppers and, of course, the grass, purslane, and other wild plants. I've let the wild plants get ahead of me and have resorted to mulching the peppers with yard clippings. We do not use any herbicides on the lawn, so the clippings should be safe to use and should even improve the nitrogen content of the soil.
The jalapeno plants have been a bit delicate, but the others, including California Wonders, are thriving. I also have peppers in containers which are doing well, too. It's not too late to start your own container peppers. Give it a try!