“Gardening takes patience.”

Such was my thought, a couple weeks ago, when I set out to water and weed. Ever year I seem to forget how long it takes for the little seedlings to sprout, and then grow bigger and mature—especially very early in the season before it’s quite warm.

At first, gardening is very exciting. There is great anticipation of all the potential life that will soon burst forth from the numerous seeds being carefully tucked into the earth. When the first green sprigs appear, there is further motivation to continue to be faithful. As time goes on, and the weather grows warmer, or the seedlings slow down in their growth, it takes a little more dedication to get out there on a daily basis to keep an eye on the plants, and keep ahead of the weeds. Keep reading…

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This is the newest to-be garden bed we started to double-dig today. The ground was rock-hard, and the weeds had to be wretched from the clods of clay. So it was on to plan B, which is to water it today, maybe tomorrow too, and then try again to prepare this bed on Monday.

These are our baby cucumber plants. Yes, I have 10 of them. Yes, I realize that this will likely result in baskets and baskets of cucumbers in a few months. We love cucumbers at our house. Keep reading…

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Planting…

05 Mar 2011

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“In all labor there is profit…” Proverbs 14:23

“He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.” Proverbs 28:19

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