A little over a month ago, with the weather looking like it was going to hold and not bring another freeze, it was that time of year to begin the garden! Always a joyous time of hope!
The War of the Weeds
As always too, there is a constant war with the weeds. Over the Winter, they certainly had their way with the garden areas:
But I had the tool and the power! 🙂 These hoop hoes work great!
And here are the results!
May the Spirit of Christ weed the garden of our hearts continually by His almighty power!
Once I figured we were clear of a freeze, we got to it, sowing seeds. Here Sue is helping:
We also discovered that a zucchini we had planted last year decided to start growing now!
And here we are as of today, freshly weeded again yesterday. 🙂 I’ve been a little disappointed because a lot of things didn’t germinate, not to murmur as we know all of these things are in God’s sovereign and wise hands, but to maybe understand if I’m doing something wrong. We’re still learning about planting in the mulch beds, and perhaps I really need to get them started in small containers first. Also, someone here asked if the seed was old, and it was, so I’m hoping that’s the real problem.
Anyway, we are thankful for what the Lord is granting! The beans always do great around here. There is also some squash to the left. Between them were peppers, but none of them sprouted:
These are the tomatoes. We’re trying putting them in the shaded area to see how they do there:
And this is that zucchini from last year! That’s kinda funny to me. 🙂
And if you look closely, you can see just a few others, I think maybe a pumpkin, and maybe some more okra:
I thought I’d try starting some more in some good soil, but only the okra (I believe) is coming up. This might help confirm that “old seed” theory:
We are always thankful for the provisions the Lord grants, even daily for our daily bread! We pray He continues to direct us in these agrarian activities.
May He grant us good soil in our hearts, not hardened (where Christ and His truth make no impact and are stolen away by sin, temptation and the devil), not stony (where faith withers under trials and persecutions), nor thorny (where they are taken away by the cares of the world). Mark 4:4-20