Have you had the opportunity to work in your garden this week?
I LOVE going out there to water, check growth, pick weeds, and dream of all the produce we will (hopefully) get. It amazes me to think of how God provides for us. And am I the only one who finds gardening SO relaxing?
(In case you missed it, we had a MAJORLY stressful event last week. See my post on How to Survive a Layoff – Our Plan of Action to catch up.)
Since my camera took a very bouncy trip down a flight of stairs, I don’t have any pictures to share, but I had a SUPER smart brainstorm this week! At least I think it’s super smart and I’m sticking with the super smart label until someone tells me otherwise.
I have been wanting to plant some more climbing peas, but didn’t think I had any more garden space available. That’s when I remembered the three sisters! Have you heard of them?
The Native Americans used to plant corn, squash, and beans in a mound, and each plant would benefit the other. The beans use the corn as a trellis, and the squash spreads out and provides ground cover to eliminate weeds!
So, I got out my pea seeds and planted one next to each 6 inch tall corn stalk. Now they will have a “pole” to climb!
So, that’s my tip for you for this week. PLUS, I absolutely love these 2 fabulous books on gardening I got a few weeks ago:
What have you done in your garden this week?
Link up below, and remember to link directly to your gardening post. Please, include a link to this gardening series, so your readers can join the fun!
And don’t forget to check out what my partners are doing in their gardens!
Other posts in this series
- Frugal Gardening 101: The Busy Mom's Guide
- Garden Photos
- Making Simple Trellises From Sticks
- The Three Sister's Gardening Method
- How Does Your Garden Grow?
- Garden Produce
- The Three Sisters Planting Method
- Gardening Mistakes and Lessons Learned
- Rabbit Droppings as Garden Fertilizer
- The Importance of Compost in Gardening
- Comparing Garden Produce
- WE HAVE PRODUCE!!!
- Watermelons and Okra Abound!
- The State of the Garden
- We Love Watermelon!