With several days of rain and wet weather from late summer thunderstorms, the plants in our garden “explode” in their growth. Sure I have been hand watering them every now and then, but several days of rain achieve much much more than my small watering can.
All around the world, this summer has been plagued by drought and heat wave that seriously hampered crop production. Even the UN and the powers that be have warned the public repeatedly that food shortage is coming very soon. On top of that, the war in Ukraine has disrupted the global supply of energy and subsequently the fertilizer production. With higher prices and drought, farmers are either not growing or having to cut back on production.
I have read that a farmer cannot harvest his crop because he cannot afford the hydro bill for refrigeration, he can only watch his crop lay waste in the fields.
It reminds me that it is the Lord who gives rain to the earth so that it can bring forth food for us and the animals to eat. Could this be His judgement on mankind who are rebelling against His word and His son Jesus Christ?
At any rate, I thank God that he sent some rain to our little garden.
|Spinach in the new garden beds.|
|Beets in the new garden beds.|
|The zucchinis are finally giving fruits.|
|Green beans – Provider variety.|
|This is sugar baby watermelon.|
|Sweet potato plants.|
|Look how big the mama squash have become!|
|The cucumbers did not grow well this year. I only got 1 cuke from each plant, versus 3 or 4 previously.|
|My 2 youngest helpers in the garden. I sincerely wish every child in every family can learn and try to grow his/her own food.|