We are completely fogged in here on the west coast of Vancouver Island this morning. It is almost 11:30am and I can barely see to the bottom of our lot. There is a huge blanket of heavy fog that rolled in overnight from the Pacific and it is being very persistent. A few times the sun has peeked through to brighten our yard, but the fog keeps its' heavy hand wrapped around the harbor entrance below, and beyond. I really would even welcome some raindrops from the heavens as the garden is very dry these days. Our forest fire level is very high right now and there are extreme restrictions on all outdoor burning.
We have been harvesting cherry tomatoes on an almost daily basis now - not a ton of them but rather just enough to accompany dinner in the evening. The seven cucumber plants were transplanted over the weekend to larger containers of soil and they too will remain and thrive, hopefully, in the greenhouse. I am contemplating the purchase of a roll of chicken wire, or a similar fencing, and suspending panels from the greenhouse ceiling beams for the cukes to climb up and prosper. I've seen it done by a few other people and think it is an easy solution for this year, until we get a plan into motion for permanent planting beds in the greenhouse, which will most likely be for fall or next spring. I do have some broccoli seeds to plant for a fall crop - fingers crossed. After that, who knows where we will go on our adventure to grow some of our own food.
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3:30pm update - the fog has lifted, sort of. It still is a low lying mass over the water but at times I can see over it and across to the mountains in WA state. Very strange indeed, but kind of cool too.