Just received some photos from home, of our wonderful garden. My favorites are of the produce we’ve gotten from our plants – there’s noting quite like garden fresh produce! They harvested most of the onions, and boy are they big! Mom said that a tomato the size of a tennis-ball (approx.) fell off the vine while still green. They took it inside, and it’s ripened up nicely. (See the photo below with the peaches in the window sill.) Our little fig tree – yes, the same one that we transplanted and hoped wouldn’t die – is growing nicely, and even has some little figs on it. God has indeed blessed our garden greatly, especially with plenty of rain of late! Rejoicing in the abundance of nature and the God of nature!
As you may know, I (Phoebe) am currently out of town, and unavailable to tend to our Back to Eden garden. But, thanks to my wonderful family back at home, I’ve been able to “garden” virtually. 🙂 Through pictures, and a couple live Skype video chats, I’ve been able to experience our garden in a whole new way! Unfortunately, it’s not quite the same – you can’t pick up the water hose, and give the garden a good spray down, or dig your hands down deep into the earth. But, even still, I’ve seen the garden grow, from afar!
It’s pretty awesome. The tomatoes are growing big and strong, and blossoms and tiny tomatoes are already showing. The onions are big, and it’s almost time to harvest them. One has already been harvested, and it was about the size of a baseball! (I’m so excited!!) The radishes are growing well, too – we need to get some more seeds planted, so that we’ll have some later in the summer. Unfortunately, the peppers aren’t doing too well (as reported from my family!), and some of the herbs aren’t doing well either.
But, overall, it looks like the garden is doing great! I’ll get to see it in person tomorrow – maybe, just maybe, I’ll have enough time to make a short video.
In the meantime, you’ll have to be satisfied with these photos. 🙂
Working in the garden is sort of like therapy. There’s just something about it that’s good for your body, mind and soul. Maybe it’s the sunshine, or working the rich, black soil. Or maybe it’s just being out in the fresh air, and interacting with God’s beautiful creation. I don’t know, but I love doing it!
Yesterday, my sister Abby and I worked on getting some more things started in the garden. We planted (all in seed form) beans, radishes, okra, and cantaloupe. I planted four squash seedlings that I started about a week ago. I’m just hoping and praying all the seeds I planted will spring up and grow big, strong and healthy! Oh, we also planted eight of the raspberry plants, and have to expand the bed to plant the rest of them. We’re going to add some string or rope to the clothes line poles and grow the vines up on them. And, a couple days ago Mom and Dad transplanted our fig tree from it’s pot to the ground. So, we have quite a garden going here in the bustling suburbs of Dallas, Texas!
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