Planting a vegetable garden is still very new to me, but can I just tell you how thrilling this whole process has been? From the planning on what to grow to picking out the plants and seed packets, to gently placing the seed in the soil and covering it with dirt. Spending time watering it day after day and giving it just the right amount of time in the sun patiently waiting for that first little sprout to break through the surface. THEN, it happens …. I go and check to see how they were doing and to my surprise, little green sprouts are in pure sight.
My husband and I decided a couple of months ago that we wanted to get the yard ready to plant a garden. With the rise of prices at the grocery store, we figured why not start growing vegetables and if there’s an abundance of vegetables leftover then we can share with our neighbors and co-workers who may be in need.
I’ve learned so much within the last few weeks about what will grow and not grow in our area. I’ve learned patience, especially when I found out that asparagus may take a couple of years to sprout. My husband has seen how dedicated I’ve become to tending to our plants and the little tiny seedlings. Like last week, I knew that a storm was approaching so I brought in all our little seedlings and the vegetables that were still in pots. I also may have gone a bit too far when I named our wilty romaine lettuce Roman, but that’s just me, and he goes along with it.
“He did good and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”Acts 14:17
I’m just blessed that I have a husband that has helped me along the way. This is our joint project and I can’t wait for the day that I will be able to use some of our vegetables in meals that I prepare for him.
“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.”
In this Bible verse and the next, (verse 6) God is telling the people how he wants them to live. In families, in homes, to plant gardens and be self sufficient and find peace.Jeremiah 29:5
There’s still work to be done on the garden, but boy oh boy I never realized how much time and energy it takes to prep and plant a garden. I did learn a very important lesson which would be if I want to take on another area of our yard and plant more fruits and vegetables that it would be best to start my task early in the morning before the humidity and blazing sun take over.