My Garden Journal for October

It has been raining everyday for a week in a row now. I'm happy as I see our plants happily sipping rainwater, plus I don't have to water them. I'm free from that chore! Hahaha! 😂

We fondly call our garden "a patch of paradise." Mainly because it gives us a glimpse of God's promise of future paradise: 'They will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. They will not plant for others to eat.' (Isaiah 65:21, 22) This is what we feel. Everyday we harvest some of its produce, whether it is okra, eggplant, or papaya.

HARVEST

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Since okra grows fast, we harvest it on a daily basis. We prepare it as a stand-alone vegetable, or with a medley of vegetables in a stew, or even make an okra water!

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We also enjoy our papaya week after week. Now, we have three different varieties, all of them are oh so sweet!

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We're so excited to harvest the winged bean for the first time! Aren't they lovely?

FLOWERS

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It's a sheer delight to see the flowers of our bell peppers in the pots. Can't wait to see them bear fruits. I know, you're excited as I am, so maybe, just maybe, in my next month's journal I will feature them.

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Our tomatoes are also showing off it's little buds. They are so pretty!

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It is both refreshing and exciting to see that the winged bean is yet to give us much in the days to come.

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The only constant flower-bearing plant is our okra! This sure is a winner. It continuously greets me with a smile, morning after morning.

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Swamp cabbage, or "kangkong" in our language, is in bloom too. The white blossoms are also pleasant to look at.

FRUITS

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Well, our papaya brings happiness to our eyes, but also adds color to our table!

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The American lime is a darling. Seeing how healthy it grows and how soon we could enjoy its fruit, send ripples of excitement to our hearts. We cannot wait to enjoy the first fruit!

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But our Filipino lime is refusing to lose! This small but terrible citrus fruit produces a plenty. A soy sauce dip will never be the same without this tangy flavor.

HERBS

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Not only the fruit-bearing trees and flowering vegetables gratifies us. These oregano, sage, and spring onions are equally a refreshing sight in green. They all look healthy and happy, as you see.

Well, this is all for my October's Garden Journal.

See you again next month!

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This post is for #gardenjournal2019 by @simplymike. Thank you for hosting contest month after month. 😍