The Garden is Flooded
We have had so much rain this past week that my garden looks like it is in a lake.
I haven’t been able to get in to take care of the weeds this week because it wasn’t dry enough and now it is mostly under water.
I’m afraid I’m going to loose several plants. 🙁
Last Friday night we had a very scary storm where the wind was first coming out of the west and then it totally shifted and was coming from the east.
We didn’t have much damage but some things, like our plastic slide set, were moved a few feet.
Last Thursday I shared with you a picture of our corn with Janna standing next to it. This is what it looked like on Saturday morning after the storm.
Garden Life Lessons
I used pictures of my corn as an illustration for my children’s story Sunday morning of how having strong roots makes a big difference in our lives.
Reading the Bible, praying, and learning more about God are all ways to develop strong roots.
The purpose of doing those things is so that when storms come and try to knock you down, you will be able to remain strong and stay firmly planted…
…just like my corn.
Even though it is in water right now, the corn was able to stand straight up again after a few days and remain standing tall even with all of the rain of the past couple of days.
My Garden This Week (6-27-13)
As you can see, we had a lot of rain. If my broccoli and cabbage die again we just won’t have any this year, I guess. I’m not sure there is enough time left to plant them a third time.
My back garden spot looks better than the front spot and there is only water to the north (left in the picture).
I added another layer of straw around my potato towers. They are growing so well and are even starting to flower.
Our greens are really looking good. My mom has been giving us lettuce from her garden that we have been enjoying, but I think ours is just about ready, too.
I am curious about the spinach, though. It is starting to flower and the leaves really aren’t very big. Does anyone know if this is normal?
My hills of vining plants are looking good. There are even flowers on the zucchini, cucumbers, and pumpkins.
So, I guess even though things aren’t going as well with my garden as I had hoped. I am thankful for the plants that are growing well. We will be blessed by whatever produce we are able to harvest.
How is your garden growing?