This weekend I pulled the favas, carrots and spinach plants and planted the okra. The fava beans were a big failure this year with no bean pods setting at all. As far as I can tell this was due to the temperature going above 75 degrees when the plants flowered. Since this has been the mildest and longest spring I can recall , I do not think fava beans are a sustainable crop for this area. I may try them one more time as a late fall harvest.
Speaking of strange weather the amount of rain has really hurt the garlic as well. The stalks have all bent and probably will not set scapes. The good news is the bulbs are fine and unless mold begins forming I will leave the plants in until they brown like normal.
I have had a first harvest of eggplant, tomatoes and hot peppers, and the cooler weather has allowed a lot more fruit to set than normal so here is looking forward to good harvests all around.