The Greenhouse

My husband likes to garden.  I am probably wrong, but I think he had 14 garden beds last summer.  His garden provided us with an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, basil, eggplants, zucchini, squash and kale.  Other plants were not as fruitful, I recall a sad head of broccoli and we have yet to see asparagus.  The rabbits killed the beans and peas and our solitary pumpkin rotted on the vine.  However, I can’t count how many nights I had the privilege of going into my backyard and shopping for dinner.  I have my husband to thank for that because he is 100 percent responsible for giving his family so much food.

This year he wanted a greenhouse so that he can extend his growing season into late fall/ early winter.  Even a sub par green house is expensive, which goes against every fiber of his being.  The man is creative and industrious though and he was able to build a greenhouse with recycled windows.  Below is his masterpiece.  I think it is kind of cool and it cost a grand total of…….$18!

As you can see, he already had plants in there.  A cold spell killed most of them, but he looked at that as a challenge and started again.

I will be the first to say that I do not help a lot with the garden.  But, I am forever grateful for what it gives us every year.  Not only does it provide an abundance of food, but it provides Eric pride in a job well done.  I cannot even imagine how he must feel on the nights I have made a meal that was provided by his hard work.  I think that I need to get more involved in this in 2018.