Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New crop

Welcome to Our Garden. This year our garden has moved up to the front yard. We had a huge Douglas fir tree removed this spring which has allowed a lot more sun light to hit the front corner of our yard. Nate built a great fence around 5 different garden beds.
We have 3 kinds of tomatoes, lettuce, sugar snaps, strawberries, carrots, beets, basil, peppers, kale, lemon cucumbers, and hops. All grew well except for our cucumbers. They just turned yellow and withered.

Stella was our garden eater. She goes out to the garden for a while to much on tomatoes, lettuce, sugar snaps. Sydney would only eat the sugar snaps. She tried some of the tomatoes but never wanted more than one or two. Our carrots should be ready to pick any day. I think we grew tiny carrots. Stella picked a carrot and it was about the size of her finger and super tasty.
It seems like growing a garden would be easy. Plant the seeds, water the garden and BOOM veggies. But it is not that easy. The soil needs to be turned, you need to figure out which plants need how much water, they sometimes need extra vitamins in the soil, the need the bugs to be picked off their leaves and they need to be supported. There is so much to learn from a garden and tending to it.  Such a great reminder of our spiritual lives. Lessons we don't get to see first hand unless we choose to grow something. I have a lot to learn and practice in growing our veggie garden. It will take my family. And I have a lot to learn in growing spiritually which my family and my garden have helped me understand. 

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