Monday, August 9, 2021

Garden - Summer 2021

With the abundance of zucchini the Lord granted last year, we decided to only focus on Summer garden plants that work around here -- Okra and Black Eyed Peas!

Here's a picture of the okra, although it's buried amidst a whole bunch of volunteer (ones we didn't plant this year) sweet potato plants! We'll see if anything actually comes of them:
Okra & Sweet Potato Plants

Since there was so much of the sweet potato plants growing by themselves, we took some slips that were growing from the potatoes themselves from last year and planted them. They're doing ok...you can see a little tuft in the picture above in the lower right from the area where I planted the potato slice itself. You can't really distinguish them, but there is some growth from the slips we planted along that fence line on the right:
Sweet Potato Slips

Here's more of the okra and sweet potato plants:
More Okra & Sweet Potato Plants

And here's a section of black eyed peas. We originally planted some really, really old ones, but nothing happened, so we planted these after the other section below:
Black Eyed Peas Plants

And here's the first section of black eyed peas planted:
More Black Eyed Peas Plants Plants

And a flower!
Black Eyed Pea Flower

And here's the view from me in a lounge position on the ground, just to give some height perspective:
Close Up of Black Eyed Peas Plants

As always, we thank the Lord for these little miracles that "just grow" (from our perspective)...we can plant and water, but it takes God's direct hand of providence to bring forth anything. And we pray He grant us food from them, if He might!

-- David

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