Friday, June 13, 2008

The Garden

Due to a recent question by a reader about how our garden is doing, I thought that I would share a few photos with you all. :)

The peas

It will not be long before we begin picking beans!

The beets and onions with potatoes on the right and peas in the foreground.

The zucchini . . . this year looks like it will be much like last year with very few bees to pollinate the plants, so I believe that I will need to hand pollinate again.


The garden (still missing the corn in the very back left . . . all the rain has made it impossible to get it planted so far. Maybe next week). All in all I am quite pleased with how the garden is coming along! :)

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures Miss Sarah! Congratulations on a wonderful garden so far. I see LOTS of food coming on real soon! :-)

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  2. I hope that that is the case! :) Thank you for the encouragement!

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  3. Your garden looks absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for posting these wonderful photos. You are such a gifted photographer. God has truly blessed the work of your hands! There has been such lush growth since the photo you posted just a couple of weeks ago!

    I love the little pea pods peeking out from among the flowers, and the zucchini just swelling beneath the blossom. If you do have to hand pollinate the zucchini, I would love to hear about that process and see photographs.

    Your beautiful garden made me think of this Scripture: "For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
    and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
    so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
    to spring up before all the nations" (Is 61:11). I pray that our obedience and righteousness will bring forth fruit as prodigiously as your lovely garden is doing!

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  4. I am glad that you enjoyed the photos, Philothea! And thank you for your encouraging words about the garden! I have to say that I am quite excited with how the garden is coming along. :) I am anticipating the harvesting and preserving part of it!

    While I am certainly not a pro at hand pollination, it did work last year . . . at least well enough that we got some zucchini! :) If it becomes necessary for hand pollination again this year, I will try to post some photos of the process.

    Thank you so much for sharing the verse from Isaiah! It brings to mind that the ground where the seeds are planted needs to be well-worked, weeded, fertilized, etc. to bring forth a bountiful crop. Are we cultivating the garden of our hearts? Like the plants in the parable of the sower and the seed, will we bring forth a crop of thirty fold, sixty, or a hundred? My heart echoes your prayer! May we truly desire and strive through the working of the Holy Spirit to be obedient to our Lord and Savior, which will then bring forth fruit for His glory!

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)