In the middle of July, we added top soil and cow manure to the garden. We also added diatomacious earth (DE), and hydrated lime, but it didn't seem to help much.
By the end of July, it got so hot out that the garden seemed to be dying off. We decided to give it a rest, so we tore out the tomato plants and anything else that was failing in the heat. Really, why not just give it a rest for a while?
We are hoping that the sun will "cook" the garden so we can start fresh in September. Also, we put together a tumbling compost bin, and have been adding to it almost every day.
Click on the picture below to enter the garden picture album at mid-July, and proceed to the following pictures to get a chronological view.