I shared this photo yesterday on instagram…. our smoke-filled valley. The wildfires in our region are just out of control. Thankfully we are not in any imminent danger. I can only imagine how terrifying it would be to have a wildfire endangering my family, property, and home. I know that the firefighters and other professionals involved are doing what they can to control the fires. The smoke from them has been filling our area for a week now. Its crazy. The whole valley we live in is hazy and the air wreaks of smoke. I am praying that between the firefighting and the weather, these fires are put out and the smoke lifted.
Now onto our garden! I know you have been dying to see how it is growing. Well, we apparently make some good garden soil for certain edibles, but not others.
Our sweet corn, winter squash, cucumbers, green beans, carrots, spinach, and cilantro have all taken rather well and are thriving. However, there is either something about our soil or the temperature/water levels that the basil, parsley, onions, and peppers do not like. The bare patches are where they either failed to sprout or where they grew and then died off. Oh well, lessons learned, and next year we will know what works and what doesn’t. So far, we have thoroughly enjoyed eating spinach salads almost every single day!