I meant to post a blog post about our garden goings-on earlier in the year, but didn’t get to it, so here is a catchup blog post about the Lord’s provisions from the gardens from Spring and Summer so far this 2018!
In our last garden blog post, we mentioned we planted garlic last year:
Well, back in May it was harvest time! Thanks to the Stonger boys for the help!
Time to dry them out for a couple of days, and then I hung them in the meat dryer to cure:
And here are the final results, with those ready for next year, Lord willing, on the left, and the ones for use this year on the right!
Then, it was to time for the main spring garden. It needed some weeding first, and thanks again to the Stonger boys:
And then we planted beans, squash, and spaghetti squash:
And here they are about a month later:
And here are some of the results!
Squash chips! Yum! (see recipe here):
Here’s a freebee turnip plant from seed thrown down in previous years (more on this in the Summer part):
And then it was time to plant okra, which usually works very well around here:
Here I tried throwing a bunch in rows, just to see how it worked:
We also wanted to do sweet potatoes again this year after good success, thanks to God, from last year (see last garden update in the link above).
In fact, here’s a freebee from last year’s planting!
We tried to start our own slips, but they sadly just never grew:
And so we purchased some:
And here’s the area we cleared and where they have gone:
Sue got to processing the spaghetti squash by this time, and here are the results! Yum again!
She roasted some:
And made “pasta” from the “spaghetti”:
And here’s part of the squash haul, and them cut and preserved in apple cider vinegar:
Here’s the freebee turnip — nice!
Thanks to inspector Mimi for allowing it to pass inspection! 😉
Finally, here we are catching up to today. We’ve had a very hot spring and summer, and drought conditions, so some things are barely hanging on, although we do have rain percentages this week, during which we pray the Lord grants rain. But, here are the beans:
Separated okra plant (many which got razed by something early on):
And in rows:
And okra fruit:
Here’s the freebee sweet potato from above:
And another one that grew by itself:
And the sweet potato bed:
We are extremely grateful to the Lord for Him granting the provisions from the gardens this year so far, and we ask for those continued as He might will. We thank Him for the spots of rain He has provided to keep things going, and we always pray He grant spiritual rains of nourishment in our hearts so that we may thrive and grow spiritually for His glory in obedience to and more like Christ Jesus!