I’ll start with the fire. The Trailhead Fire continues to burn, with lots of choking smoke starting usually around 11 PM and continuing through morning, although it’s looking like it will skip torching my house (fingers crossed). This fire is much closer than the King Fire, and given that fire’s insane overnight growth in its early days, I’ve been keeping a close eye on this one.
The raised beds that I milled, assembled, and planted, are literally out of control. Tomatoes, peppers, and hulless-seeded pumpkins in profusion. I’m wondering how I ever lived without them, and I can’t imagine going back to planting in the ground, just given the amazing, healthy and lush vegetation, and the many tomatoes and peppers that will surely follow. I’ve got three more to build, and that will finish out my annual garden area.
Elsewhere I’ve been planting annuity crops, chiefly pomegranate, olive and mulberry. On the harvest front, blueberries are just in, though not so abundant as last year. I harvested and cooked in one meal the entire year’s harvest of potatoes, which were wonderful and fresh and waxy the way that homegrown potatoes can be.
There were of course more than shown in the photo, but not by much – quality, not quantity!