|these lovely heirloom potatoes are really growing well- seems amazing after our potato flop last year.|
|"Speckled Trout" lettuce- almost ready for eating.|
|"Bright Lights" swiss chard- our favorite garden staple|
|Tansy in bloom by the asparagus|
|The Peonies are buzzing with bees- and smelling delicious.|
Anyways things are getting bigger out there- the garden is looking more full than ever before, and I'm hoping to make a couple of scarecrows this weekend to try and keep the deer away. We've been very lucky so far but it looks like we're going to have to fence the darn garden at some point, because the deer are randomly eating things, it's seemingly impossible to detect what they're going to try next. Every other year they've demolished the peas and left everything else, and I'm sort of okay with that- we were going to fence the peas in this year, and I've planted twice what I think we need/want to shell and freeze, but they've left them alone so far, and have instead nibbled at my beans, and sunflowers, and eaten the entire grape vine which was finally ( three years after transplanting) growing pretty well. I wouldn't at all be suprised if they started eating the prickly squash plants and Rhubarb too. Anyone have any ideas about how to keep those deer out of the garden?