Thankful Thursday is my day to focus on and be thankful for the good things in my life.
My husband is the gardener in the family. I am very thankful for his hard work every year. This year, he built a wonderful plant stand so that we can grow everything in containers. It's also easier to work with (no bending over), no weeds (yet), and less bugs (we hope). So far, so good.
He's planted a dozen different vegetables and they are doing really well. Just look at the lettuce (growing on the far end) :
|Lettuce - we planted two varieties, plus spinach|
I just snip the leaves off with the scissors, and in a day or two, a whole new batch is ready to harvest. I love it!
|Harvest - Thank You Father!|
The darker green in the picture are onion tops. I do the same thing with them...just snip off what I need, and they keep on growing.
We've been experimenting with gardening for about five years, and believe me, it is a learning curve. Our soil here in Florida is very sandy. The bugs are a big problem. The heat is tremendous. On the positive side, though, we have a growing season all year long.
Growing food has made me very thankful for the farmers. Until I started growing food, I took them for granted.
Ultimately, I have to thank G-d. We can't make our vegetables produce. Only Adonai has that power. To make a seed sprout and produce food is a miracle. Everything we have comes from His loving hands.
What are you thankful for today?
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