Gardening Challenge: Change

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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.

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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

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!