His Highness and I are stepping up our gardening this year. We started a small garden last year and successfully grew green peppers, banana peppers and the like. This year we are branching out and planting other fruits and veggies such as greens, watermelons, crowder peas, lettuce and tomatoes.
Our ground (zone 5) is hard and cold right now. Our growing season is short comparatively. Knowing this, it is wise to start your seeds in a planter..grow them inside to prepare them for outside. You are limited by space in the house of course, but by starting small, you gain an advantage to have a bigger harvest than what you would have if you had waited until the ground was ready.
Step parenting or parenting in general is a major lesson of seed….time….and harvest. If you wait until your children are “ready” to hear instruction from you or accept your advice or guidance, you have lost prime time in making a difference. With stepchildren this is even more vital because in some cases, depending on the situation, or due to resentment or family structure you may not be revered as an authoritative voice in their life. BUT that does not preclude you from the lessons you can teach from afar, by example…seedlings.
There are things I do, or don’t do that “teach” all time. The way I serve my husband, decorate my home, organize my day, plan in advance, what I wear, how I speak, my mistakes, my triumphs.. It may be “small” in that I am not sitting down having a one on one consultation on the do’s and do not’s…but my little actions can speak louder than words. One day when the “ground is ready” my wisdom, insight, or perspective may be better received and a harvest greater than what would have been realized if my little seedlings had not been planted along the way. Seed...TIME....and Harvest..