I didn’t particularly like the spot we chose, but the sun shines here the most and hubby thought it was a good idea; however, neither one of us had enough experience to know that we should have put more dirt than what we bought to raise the garden above ground. I know this seem elementary but, we had to start some where and It should have been in a “Learn to Garden” book or on youtube, but I was too eager for that so this is how it all went.
I went and bought all kinds of seeds and this pretty little bunch of purple Mustard green.
My 11 yr old daughter was already trying to grow her basil in a recycled cup, made from paper. **She learned to make this in one of our Womens Wellness Workshops with Sis. Esther Y. McCormick. (Very Educational by the way.)
We started this green bean plant in an organic planting cup. We also used organic dirt.
Well… As you can see, we didn’t water enough…When I would come out and check on the garden, I would find the green beans sitting in desert dry soil…
Even if we watered the evening before, by noon the soil looked like this and The purple mustards were thirsty.
Our Lord takes care of all of His creation, even if we neglect it,…”Then which of the favors of your Lord will you Deny?”… (It rained and rained and it also flooded as you can see in the back.) but in a few days the purple mustard’s looked happy. They even sprouted some kind of bean pole with flowers…
~you will have to shell it and it becomes a dried bean like a navy bean, red bean, etc…
***I learned this from Sis. Esther Yaquta Mc Cormick.
::: These are from the first harvest:::
::: This is from the 2nd harvest:::
::: These are from the 2nd harvest:::
::: This is from the second harvest:::
(great salad for the winter and a good blood cleanser, blood builder, Jumper for the Immune system.)