Gardening is so much like parenting.
With our little ones right now we are weeding…a lot!
This morning I was thinking about how much WORK weeding is.
The planting of new seeds, new ideas in them is pretty easy and their heart soil is rich and workable. It’s fun to plant, especially when they are receptive.
Watering is fun too, constantly encouraging those seeds to sprout up. There is so much hope while you are planting and watering. Watering is about discipleship and you cannot disciple if you don’t stay close.
But then comes the time for weeding, which is also discipleship. Oh.My.Word…weeding is so much work. Striving to keep those weeds away from the seedlings so they won’t get choked out. Being careful of how our tender seedlings they spend their time; who we allow to influence them whether it be through friends, media and even family.We need to keep the weeds of laziness and selfishness from taking any root at all.
Weeding is the longest and hardest part of gardening, but if you don’t stay on top of it all the planting and watering will be in vain. You don’t weed just once, you weed all season long.
To grow seeds to maturity you have to be in your garden every day. You’ve got to stay close. You’ve got to know as soon as those weeds sprout up or if pest are eating away at those tender seedlings!!!
Your job as the gardener is to care for those seedlings until their roots are deep and strong. Once plants are established and showing fruit the weeds don’t stand a chance.
If you are in the weeding season with your seedlings, hang in there and be diligent. Tend that garden with the hopes of a bountiful harvest one day, a harvest that will bring life to others!!!
We have a lot coming up in our gardens, the squash and cucumbers are flowering. I planted more seeds last week, including some more lettuce.
How is your garden going? Have you started anything yet? We have some potatoes growing and we’re getting the ground tilled.
The Real Food Link Up series will be posted each Wednesday. Please share how you are incorporating healthy REAL food to your diet, even if it is just baby steps, OR how your garden plans are coming along.