Remember my happy little garden? While I was out of town I lost: the tomatoes, cucumbers, cayenne, nasturtiums, oregano, thyme, cilantro, lettuce, aroogula, and epazote. Boston's freak heatwave and an unnoticed faucet drip baked some and drowned the others.
Most of them were summer flings, but I'd had the epazote plant ~6 years and was one of 3 herbs [and 9 orchids] I brought from Texas. I'm still watering it, hoping some tiny shoot will emerge from the brittle twigs. [I realize that my optimism often serves to set me up for even more disappointment.]
I went to the garden store to replenish the rest and discovered there is a very small planting window in Yankee Land and it has passed... there were simply no herbs or vegetables to be had: Better luck next year, kid.