My garden is growing

I thought you might like to see what’s been keeping me busy.
This is our garden.

The items under the blue tarp are a couple of my favorite tools. My dad passed down to me his old tiller and row-buster. He’s had them for about 30 years. I remember watching him use them in his gardens. He kept two very large gardens which he used to grow vegetables for his parents’ produce store. Of course, we ate the food he produced, too, but I remember going to my grandparents’ store with our turnip greens. My grandmother always let me pick out some candy, which infuriated my mother. So, she’d let me get a bottle of coke, too.

We’re growing squash and zucchini

and tomatoes

peas and beans

and corn.
That’s a watermelon mound to the left.
I didn’t photograph the red potatoes, carrots or okra.

I’ve got room for about 10 more rows.
I’m thinking about cantaloupe, lettuce, onions, and more potatoes and carrots.

We’ve also planted a few things in planters.


Basil, Oregano and Parsley (not pictured)

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
~George Bernard Shaw

While tilling and digging, my mind has turned over and over the many scriptures related to soil, sowing, reaping, weeding and pruning. The Lord has used the physical labor to remind me of important spiritual truths. This work has been good for my soul.

11 Comments on “My garden is growing

  1. This is just awesome! It’s absolutely beautiful. I love planting seeds and watching them grow. What a great project.


  2. Hey Leslie,Granddaddy Stephens would be so proud of you!!! He LOVED to watch a garden grow! Just makes me miss him right now.Love you guys,Aunt Terry


  3. Thanks, Russell.Terry, Karl and I have thought a lot about Granddaddy since we started this. Karl has said more than once, “I wish Granddaddy were here.” We could really use his gardening wisdom!


  4. Sweet! I’m glad you can spend the time in your garden and enjoy the fruits of your labor :0)Very impressive to me a non-gardener!


  5. I’m putting in an order for tomatoes!!—Mark


  6. Wow, Leslie, your garden looks wonderful! I’m missing our garden right now. It will probably be a year before we get one up and running again.


  7. I’m thinking of the story of the “Little Red Hen”. I am going to be wanting some of that sqash but I didn’t plant any. 😉


  8. Leslie, what a nice garden! I didn’t plant one this year but have had similar thoughts while planting about scripture. I often prayed while on my knees in the soil that God would bless the work of my hands. What a blessing this labor of love will be to your family.Thank you for the thoughts and prayers you left over on my blog.


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