Roughly two and a half weeks until the last frost date for me. Which means I don’t have much time to get plans together for my garden. Last year was almost a total failure for several reasons.
I started a month late, planted seeds for certain vegetables that should have been started months before, and I planted way too much in the space that I have.
To be fair though. Last year was the first time I’ve ever tried my hand at gardening.
It’s a learning experience though. And to be honest, before I started last year I accepted the fact that my garden was probably going to be a total failure; and it was for the most part. But it was also a huge learning experience for me. Plant spacing, watering, and pruning being some big takeaways.
There’s a certain peace about having a garden that I never knew would be there. Somehow the world kind of fades away when you’re taking care of something that you’ve grown. And the first time I ate anything from my garden, a carrot, it was a really cathartic experience. I had this sense of, “Wow. I’m eating something that I’ve helped to grow with my own hands.”
I can only imagine what it would have been like in the Garden of Eden. Gardening is one of the things man was made for…
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15
All of those wonderful fruits and vegetables. All day spent enjoying not just the company of God but also the amazing world around them. How awesome is that!
It would be like combining two things that bring me a great deal of peace. Gardening and camping.
Which reminds me, I need to get with my brother to plan our camping trip this year. Several days of nothing but the woods has the ability to recharge my batteries like nothing else.
As of right now I have a few things to plan and organize for the garden. And there are a few things I need to get ready before planting. But I’m looking forward to it. Creating not just a place where my family can have a small piece of self-sufficiency but also a place of peace. A place where I can work to enjoy the company of God and the world around me.
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