The grasshoppers are totally destroying everything, including my Meyer Lemon Tree. It makes me sick every time I walk by it and have to pick a dozen of the most aggravating insects off the tiny little portions of leaves that remain.
A month or so ago Vince bought this little greenhouse. I’ve been begging him to come up with a solution for keeping the grasshoppers from destroying the lemon tree and today, after about the third time he walked into the sewing room and found me sobbing because I miss Chad, Nicole and Addie, he said “Come help me put up the greenhouse”!
It probably isn’t going to last long in the Texas wind, sun, and occasional hail (notice I didn’t say rain!) but if it lasts a few seasons, I’ll be happy.
Tomorrow I plan to put some tomato seeds in cups and see if I can get those to grow enough so we can have fresh tomatoes through the winter. I should be able to keep tomatoes growing through the year in there. There are so few days that we need heat, that maybe I can haul them into the shop on the cold nights or . . maybe we’ll get the bigger greenhouse, which is 10′ x 20′, up before winter.
I’m so happy to have that greenhouse up and hope it offers some protection and I hope that lemon tree produces at least a few lemons so Vince thinks this little project was worth the effort and cost.