Last weeks heat wave brought an incredible appreciation for our river. It is beyond refreshing to take a dip in between chores. The humidity is so powerful, reminds me of my infared sauna days in California. How delicious it is to have layers of fog in the early morning only to burn off later in the morning. The early blanket of fog gives us time some mornings to work in the hoop house weeding and thinning. Our corn and tomatoes are coming in strong. We’ve been munching on cucumbers from the hoop house all week. The garden is providing us with peas, onions, kale, chard, summer squash, a bit of lettuce, and some basil. Potatoes are nearly ready for harvest. I’m craving beets and carrots. We didn’t get very good germination for our carrots due to the wet spring and our clay soil. I love juicing beets, carrots and cucumbers. Next year I will get many more beets in sooner and be sure to mark my “save” seed correctly. Looks like I confused beet seeds with chard which is not hard to do when you save as many seeds as I do.
Yesterday I planted asparagus for the first time. I started it from seed a few months ago. And today I worked on cutting runners from our strawberries for next years harvest. Mind you, I’m only able to get these things done because Stephen and Daphne have been kind of enough to weed the garden and dig (almost) double dug beds. I’m already thinking about what to plant for fall which astonishes me.