Story posted June 13, 2013
It's Delger's birthday today! She's off for the week, but nonetheless we're sending her our best wishes. Yesterday evening brought some rain that continued into this morning, when Mike and I went out to start measuring the garden for the deer fence. Little deer footprints have peen popping up more and more, and we're trying to stop them from using our garden as a salad bar. The fence will hopefully scare them off enough that we won't have to worry about that anymore.
Aside from the deer prints, the garden looked great. The asparagus, which we harvested last Tuesday, has sprung up to nearly 2 feet tall in places. They love the rainy weather. We planted squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers on Friday, all of which survived the hot spell that hit over the weekend. 90 degrees in Maine can be brutal, even for a cold-blooded individual like me. The water has also been much appreciated in the South Street garden, since the spinach and arugula hate the heat. Our poor spinach was wilting right into the ground over the weekend, and the cool morning is a welcome respite for all.
This week we're hoping to get more tilling done in the garden and begin prepping beds for the next round of planting. We've got plenty of stuff at the Crystal Spring greenhouse that we'll begin to plant in the coming weeks. We also are seeding some more plants to prepare for the first harvest, as distant as that may seem. The herbs Delger planted a little over a week ago are already tiny plants. Everything grows at a miraculous rate. I can't wait to see how much we harvest over the summer.