Green House Part 2

I am a very lucky woman.  I have a wonderful husband who supports my garden habit.  Thanks to me he’s probably built more raised beds than he ever planned to and we’re not close to being done!  And he put a lot of thought into making the greenhouse workable for me.  And I love how it came out!  🙂

Rich designed a series of shelves and a workbench at the right height for me to maximize the space in this little greenhouse.

He came up with this great idea for a workbench and a peg board to hang my tools up when I’m finished.  We just need to get the hooks for them.

I got right in and started planting things!  Here are some cilantro seeds.  I also planted lettuce, basil, and radishes as a bit of an experiment.

I can’t wait to see what grows!

Homegrown Mushrooms

I do taxes and this past season I overheard an elderly man being asked how he was doing.   His response was he woke up on the right side of the dirt.  It just cracked me up and made my day.

I love mushrooms and envy those who know enough to forage for them.  But you get it wrong and you wake up on the wrong side of the dirt!  Something to avoid.  So I was thrilled when we came across a little grow your own mushroom kit at a local store.  This one is for oyster mushrooms.

It is pretty simple.  You take out the mushroom starter and make an cross in the plastic then soak for 24 hours.

I won’t lie, it is a little gross at first.  Once it’s soaked then you want to drain the excess water.  Place back in the box and mist twice a day.  Pretty easy really.

After a few days they start to grow.  And grow they do!  It is pretty rapid after this.

Now all that’s left is to find a recipe for this gorgeous mushrooms!  🙂