May 23, 2013

Simple, Sweet Friends that Garden~A Guest Post!


Welcome back fellow sisters and gardeners! 

Have you started digging up your ground yet? Everything has been a bit behind schedule this spring with the crazy midwest weather, but God is still good and has a purpose for the delay. Let's not worry, but rather trust Him to provide. 

Matthew 6:26
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not worth much more than they?"
~Jesus

Today I (Samantha) am especially excited to introduce you to a sweet friend of mine, one of whom I have enjoyed getting to know more closely the last several months. Laura has a very patient, humble, hard-working spirit that spurns me on in the area of gardening, but more importantly in the area of living joyously for the Lord Jesus. I hope you are spurned on to do the same!  Please enjoy her simple but essential tips on gardening...Thank you for sharing with us, Laura. :)


~Laura~


Hello! I am Laura Gitto. My twin sister and I are smack-dab in the middle of 10 children, two of which are married and have families that live close by. I am so privileged to have parents who have given me the opportunity to work at home with my family. We have a 50-cow organic dairy farm, along with 6-8 acres of organic vegetables. By no means is farming easy, but God has shown us that working together as a family is the BEST way!!

~The Gitto Family~

Gardening is a big part of what we do. We have always had a big garden for ourselves, but for the last 10 years we've been growing for several farmers markets. We have learned (and are still learning!) many things, but one of the most important things is starting with good soil, and keeping it healthy. 
As Christ is the foundation to our daily walk, so is soil the basis to growing a healthy plant. Just like we need to be fed spiritually (through studying His Word) the soil needs "food" to produce delicious vegetables. That food comes through applying compost, manure, and chemical-free fertilizers.

~GittOrganic Farms~

Another thing to keep in mind is to rotate where you plant things in your garden. For example tomatoes & peppers take different things from the soil than does cabbage & broccoli. So you'd want to alternate between like-familied crops, from year to year.


I wish you a great growing season!!!
~Laura


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