cucumber update June 1st, 2012
Well if this isn’t the most riveting blog update in your feed, then I don’t even…
The cucumber plants are still alive, and they’ve been transplanted (3 of them anyways) and are starting to curiously grow up their vertical cages! wahoo! I thought I might come home to dead cuke plants after being away for the long weekend, but apparently we still continued to get rain in DC while we were gone… and so they survived. HOORAY.
Matt and I are tackling a little project this weekend, some “DIY” if you will. We’re moving our daybed frame (formerly in the back bedroom) to the backyard, with the end goal being something like this pretty picture. So we already have the basic base, but we’re going to waterproof and paint it green, then add the little trellis part floating above. And then reconfigure our string lights around it somehow. I started priming the bed pieces last night and ended up with approximately 54 mosquito bites… so hopefully the rest of the process goes smoother. So the next main question — what to do about the mattress. It’s apparently impossible to buy a waterproof matress cover that will transition and indoor piece to outside, believe me I’ve scoured the internet, including the bedwettingstore.com. How has no one ever done this before? So the options include using the current matress with waterproof sheets for a season, knowing it will likely mildew and need to be tossed… or just lose the matress and get a new outdoor futon mattress and cover from the get-go. Decisions, decisions…
Have a happy weekend!
tags: DC, garden, green
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