Ezek 47:12 NKJV
12 Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine."
Well, at this point in time, the garden is sort of a failure. Do you like my beautiful luscious weeds? Somewhere in the middle of the mass of the picture on the right is my asparagus that went to fern again. This was supposed to be the first year I could harvest some, and I failed to get out and harvest it! The storms and rain/floods that we had kept me out of garden and then things just got busy.
I did finally go buy some plants a few weeks ago, but have only got a few tomato plants and cukes in. Have got to get the rest in this week. Very late garden, but still hoping for a harvest in fall. Even failed to keep up with the strawberries this year. Harvested some, but let too many go to waste. How sad and wasteful, not to mention that we would have been blessed with the extra goodies this winter.
Some was laziness, but most was due to our situation with the foster children. I always have so many appointments (sometimes 3 in one day!!) to go to and between work and homeschool and trying to keep everyone safe, a lot of things just didn’t get done. I was able to harvest some strawberries and enjoy a yummy homemade strawberry shortcake cake.
I hope to have some success pictures next week of a nicely groomed garden. Homestead Dad has been working hard cutting down the weeds, tilling them under and has constructed 4’ X 4’ boxes for me. We are going to try raised bed in boxes this year for some things. We were very successful with the raised beds in the ground, but hard to maintain the weeds. The tomatoes and cukes are still going into the ground where we have the fencing up for them. I hope to get the peppers into one of the beds and not sure what else at this point (that bushy green thing below is the horseradish I got from a friend last year that we can start to harvest next year).
Really disappointed in what hasn’t been done, but I’m not giving up! I will press on and we will at least have some yummy salsa in the fall!! Gotta have that salsa! I make it really hot for Jearl and then some nice mild with tang for me and everyone else. I do get lots of compliments so I think the recipe I use is a really good one. I do can it because I like to have it ready to go year round.
Failure? No, just delayed and not as good as it could have been. We have been redeemed by our Lord and Savior, we are not failures!
How’s your garden growing? Trying any new techniques or plants?