In between all the rain last week and this week, we worked in the garden every day planting more garden seeds and continuing to do battle against the weeds. It’s still not completely up and going, but it’s much better than the garden jungle we had a little while ago.
This week, I replanted green bean seeds. The chickens ended up getting the first round of green bean plants and I’m hoping we have secured the garden well enough to prevent renegade chickens from ruining this planting. I only planted one package of green bean seeds this week. I read in a gardening magazine to plant every 3 weeks to stagger your plants and production and insure a longer harvesting season. We will see how that goes! I’m dreaming about canning greenbeans from our garden!
I also planted a mixture of winter squash seeds: spaghetti squash, butternut squash and acorn squash. These winter squashes always keep very well for me. Last year, I didn’t plant any winter squash and I could have kicked myself for not because the winter squash grocery store prices were ridiculous last year. I love the fact that winter squash reminds me of the summer season when we actually prepared and planted something that would benefit our family in the winter! It’s a good feeling! Hopefully, my winter squash plants with thrive and produce great amounts of squash!
I’m very thankful for the rain we have had! Our garden has soaked up the rain and shown great growth over the last few weeks. It was another opportunity to remind us that regularly watering our spirit with good water will produce good growth. Many times the last thing we think we have time for is a little bit of soul water, but in reality, it’s what we must take time out for or else we will shrivel and wilt and become famished.
Weeding and watering does a garden good but it does the soul of man even better!
“…He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” Acts 14:17
“Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving…Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.” Psalm 147:7-8