Fast forward to 2016. We still just didn't have it in us to crank up the CSA> We needed a rest. Did that keep us from planting? Why, no! Of course not! It wasn't an easy year - but not as bad as last. We put up corn, we put up tomatoes....I stared at a 70ft row of beautiful Genovese basil that there wasn't anything to do with, really. Dry a bunch - use a bunch - give some away. Most went to waste, if you can call it that.
remember those hoop houses? The Michelle Obama inspired program through which one can acquire greenhouses and be paid back buy the government? and we have two. And they are long and have been productive off and on - but are difficult in their way.
Will said..." We could get one more. A big one." I said sure! So we did this:
And then I said...."Dinner in the Greenhouse!"
Just imagine...rows of veggies down each side. Long tables down the middle. White tablecloths. Dinner made from the produce growing right behind your chair!
It is now planted for fall; broccoli - cauliflower, beets, brussel sprouts. Greens are planted elsewhere because you have to have greens.
So Will didn't leave quite enough room in the middle and part of me thinks he did this so I didn't get too antsy about this idea until spring, but mostly this is just the first go-round of the new project.