First of all, congratulations on what you have already achieved! Tomatoes specially are looking really nice! So excellent job!!! Now the reason why jalapenos aren't doing so well. OK, I too like jalapeno a lot, but, no matter what I do, I just haven't had much luck with them whenever I planted them from seeds. Since they are native to Mexico, I assumed that my soil wasn't suited to them. Or maybe my climate, which is always mercilessly hot, humid, and salty, (because of the Arabian Sea just across the road). Other times I suspect that maybe seeds traveling all the way from Mexico to my country must have acquired a fungus infection - Whatever the reason, jalapeno just don't do well in my garden... However, other local chilis, and Joe E. Parker specially does very well over here. So I am guessing, that chilli seeds need to be very fresh. Otherwise they don't do well. Which I guess explains why all the other chilis which I grew do great - Because I collect their seeds when they become overripe on the kitchen counter. Unfortunately, this isn't possible to do with jalapenos. As all of them are imported, and always pickled, (so their seeds are more or less useless). You guys are in the United States, so if you can get fresh jalapenos, (not pickled), and let them ripen over the kitchen counter. Then I am sure you'll have great harvest from fresh seeds. But, this is just a guess on my part. It could very well be that some incests are causing their health to suffer. Spider mites for sure are always attacking my chilis... So this brings me back to what I had suggested before in this thread. Making a bug trap from petroleum jelly around your plants. To catch a few of them in the act - And so hopefully identify them. Otherwise we are just tapping in the dark. Because we need to know exactly what we are fighting against. Or the bugs will keep on enjoy everything before you. What's happening with the strawberries is not the cause of any incests, at least I don't think so. It's more likely that birds are taking them away. If my hunch is correct about the birds, then as soon as your tomatoes start to turn red - They too will also start to disappear... Believe me, birds are excellent when it comes to spotting color from above. So as soon as they see even the tiniest about of red in the green - They waste no time in attacking it. How to control this from happening, I also suggested before, (hanging old CDs and DVDs from a string above the plants). As that works better then any scarecrow. Everything else looks fine. However you guys definitely need more marigolds, specially around the carrots. And the Dwarf Sunflowers, I guess their seeds haven't sprouted yet. But by my estimate they too should have been about 3 to 5 inches tall by now... Anyway once they start flowering, and the good pollinating insects start arriving. Then you will notice a dramatic shift regarding pest control, (as good incests often drive away the bad ones). But until then, consider Neem tree oil and other extracts. One suggestion though, your yard should have a lemon tree, or at least 2 key lime bushes. I mean, since you are working so hard on vegetables - You guys should also be enjoying some citrus too.