Thursday, July 31, 2008

And So It Grows

There really is a joy to gardening. It's a such a marvel to me that after so much hard work there is great bounty. When we began preparing the garden in May, I had no idea what a tending a garden would entail. I truly believed that you just put seeds in soil. That may be the case for someone inexperienced like me, but to reap all the fruits there are many steps to be taken.

We raked many times to get each and every clump of dirt smooth. We installed drip lines and measured perfect distances between future plants. There was meticulous placement of each promising seed. We watered often. And then we had...
weeds - hundreds if not thousands of weeds that needed to be pulled on hands and knees.

And finally...

We have zucchini and carrots, potatoes, pole beans, sugar snap peas, corn, pumpkins, onions, spinach, tomatoes, chamomile, basil and magnificent sunflowers. Each day that I go out with my basket in hand I'm amazed at how much has changed. How those little seedlings have turned into something so beautiful and healthy - both for the body and for the mind.

1 comment:

Alice Gunther said...

These photos are worthy of a magazine.