Garden Log from southern Herkimer county, August 29, 2008
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Been piling the stones up higher on the wall around my new asparagus bed.
How much higher can I pile stones? That seems enough for any 'sparagus I know.
Most of the green you see in the photo is the companion parsley. I have heard asparagus likes to have parsley
growing nearby. And there is plenty of room on the uphill side to shovel in the rotted manure in a week or three.
Brought in a few of the bumble beans just to see. They look like they're still green,
and the biggest beans I ever saw. Great Northern would be so small next to a Bumble bean.
Squashes still being productive, I want my melons to ripen faster. I think I'll pick the first vine peach
and let it ripen on the counter, where I can keep an eye on it. Corn is still not ready.
Everything would be better with rain. That last rainy spell was .1". Nothing like enough.
The Batavia Nevada variety of lettuce is still supplying my salads from the row planted in April.
Now that's a fine lettuce. It needs water. I'm going now to pick more basil and whiz up another batch of pesto.
Never enough pesto.