Garden Plot #7 is going to be my summer project this year. The Assembly of God church in town has so kindly made a community garden and the plots were free to have for the season. I have number #7 and I hope this will be a rewarding experience for myself and for my family.
Over Memorial Day weekend we as a family went shopping for seeds and plants. Oh the kids were so excited. By the amount of things they wanted to plant we would need a farm not a 10×20 foot plot. We scanned the shelves, weighed our options and decided on the items I knew we would eat.
Our garden will hopefully have; beans, peas, onions, red potatoes, carrots, green peppers, yellow boy tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, corn, watermelon and some snake gourds. Yes it is a lot and NO it wasn’t laid out the best. I just planted this garden and already realized I should have planted in a different configuration. Oh well live and learn. It can only get better next year, right?
I have high hopes for this garden. Not just for the produce that hopefully will come but the things I want to come with this garden. I am hoping to meet some new people. My new years resolution is trying to talk to more people and this will be a great way when there are other people out at the garden. I also hope for a bonding experience with my children. I hope when school is out we will be headed out to the garden in the mornings and we will be weeding, watering and picking the fruits of our labor. This is an activity we can do together that doesn’t involve money or technology just us and God’s green earth. I also have hopes as I am trying to change some things in my life for better health. I hope going to the garden and trying to eat more healthy this will become more of a habit. There are a lot of reasons I want to garden this summer. I just pray that this time in nature away from tv’s, and radios and computers I will just have time to think and get into my own thoughts and emotions. Time for me to reflect, pray and just clear my thoughts.
I am excited for this new garden adventure. I just planted 5 days ago and I was so excited last night when Henry and I visited the garden. We have peas, carrots and corn that is popping up already. It made my night.
As the light filters through clouds of these early summer mornings I look forward to the hope and healing this garden may bring.