Gardening Challenge: Change

tilled garden
Tilled Garden Plot

Once there was a LOT of crimson clover growing here, but we tilled it under. That part was easy because we planted a ground cover that was easy to use this way, on purpose. Imagine. It nourishes and improves the soil, lending its life to the new growth to come, but we do not need it overshadowing what is going on, now. In the past the ground cover guarded the soil from weed overgrowth and dehydration. Now that job will belong to us.

Also, we tilled in some vicious weeds–Bermuda Grass–not wanted here, not stealing nutrients from our little babies. It was unable to do much destruction over the winter. Now that the summer is coming, it will try to take over. We will be vigilant about this unwanted growth, which is still present in the form of root pieces hiding amongst the fresh, lovely soil, waiting for the chance to pop up, unbidden, strong, and destructive.

Change will come to this garden.

change, garden, new, progress
Brand New Growth

New growth. It’s taking the place of ground cover and weeds, which are not needed, now.

As the plants mature, they eventually bear fruit.

Cucumbers, dill, peppers . . .
Cucumbers, dill, peppers . . .
Corn! . . .
Corn! . . .
Squash . . .
Squash . . .
happy fruit
Tomatoes . . .
Carrots . . .
bushel of greens
Greens . . .
radish bouquet
Radishes . . .

How are things changing in your life?About all the changes a garden can bring. Not just appearances!

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

4 thoughts on “Gardening Challenge: Change

    1. Hello, Mrs. Carmichael!
      Thanks for this comment and WELCOME to Home’s Cool! I am so happy I make you feel this way! Look around, here, and please know you are welcome to visit any time you want! 🙂

  1. Hi, Kathy,
    We are at a friend’s home visiting and hope to be able to help plant over 600 strawberry plants.
    I brought the family some of our home-canned goodies, pickles included. But not just any old pickles. They were ones like the picture above. I made them last summer and had forgotten that I had them because we have several varieties. To my great delight they were delicious and even my youngest could not stop eating them.

    Thankful for the lessons I learned there.

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