Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Weekly Update - August 16, 2011
Here is the overall picture of most of the garden. The Asian greens that I planted are ready to pick. The greens are a mix of tatsoi, mizuna, endive, and more stuff that I can't remember the name of. I am making this recipe for Wilted Asian Greens tonight along with chicken and jasmine rice.
I picked our first cucumbers this morning. These two beauties probably won't survive past lunchtime at our house. Next summer I plan to grow my cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers inside the greenhouse. They love warmth and sun and we just haven't had a ton of either this summer.
The greenhouse construction is moving along well. Our back-ordered greenhouse film is supposed to ship this week. Then we will have a roof! We found a screen door and a gallon of green colored wood stain at the Habitat for Humanity Store.
The gallon of stain was $8 and the screen door was $15 - great prices! The stain is a dark green - perfect for a greenhouse! I like the screen door because it has character. The raised panel design on the front is unique. Maybe someday the boys and I will stencil designs on it too.
I like how the colors of stain look together. The brown stain was free from the Waste to Energy Plant. The green came from the Habitat Store for $8. So, we have colors that look great together and they weren't selected from endless choices.
There are only 4 more windows to go in, a roof, and some siding. So exciting! Stay tuned for the final project pictures.