These past few weeks have been pretty amazing. We had some hot days a few weeks ago, which was great news for our Malabar spinach (a tropical plant). In addition to that, we’ve been harvesting okra, tomatoes, green beans (still!), onions, raspberries, apples, tomatoes, kale, chard, collards, tomatoes, a few melons, broccoli, tomatoes, herbs, and peppers. Oh, and a few tomatoes.
Suffice it to say that the harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few(er). With most of us starting classes, the garden hasn’t had quite as much attention as it was getting during the summer. However, with fall comes the end of the life cycle for many insect pests, and even the weeds stop growing quite so fast, so there’s a bit of respite that we’ve enjoyed. THIS is the time when we reap the bounty, the fruits of our many hours of labor. It’s a reminder of God’s faithfulness to bring everything in its own time and season.
We’ve had such an abundance and have been able to donate several flats of tomatoes to the Marion Mission Mart and also to St. Martin’s. It’s such a joy to be able to drop off garden goodies! We’ve been given that we might give; we’ve been blessed that we can bless.