One of my favorite parts about farming is watching the plants grow. Ok, so I don’t sit there and watch, but I never cease to be amazed that you can put a little pebble-like thing in the ground and several weeks later it becomes a plant! And if you give it several more weeks, it even tastes good! :)
Our vegetables are growing nicely, with our top performers so far being the sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini, collards, carrots and lettuce. Here’s what they look like now:
The sweet corn seems to enjoy being planted in the Farming God’s Way style. Weeding is tedious…
… but the result is very rewarding! Here is the team, plus two helpers – Grace and Brian (Victor and Alissa’s children) – who are on school holiday and staying busy with us in the garden. (L-R: Obadiah, Peter, Brian, Grace, Phoebe.)
I’m happy with the healthy, stout tomato plants.
The zucchini are doing great so far! I’m holding my breath and praying that the cut worms and stem rot don’t find them. Here, the Ag Team with Pastor (Victor) when he came to see our work.
The collards (known as sukuma wiki in Kenya) are doing nicely. This picture is a couple weeks old, so by now we will soon start harvesting.
Carrots are making a valiant effort as well.
And the lettuce has managed to remain sweet due to shading from the sun. This is a colleague's son, Ian, who came to help in the garden while on school break. He’s weeding. Can you tell what our main activity has been recently?
I forgot to take a picture of the tossed salad that I made from our own lettuce! It tasted so good after months of not having fresh veggies. We are looking forward to many more to come. Stay tuned!