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.