Generally speaking, I am not a patient person, there I admit it. Now I have become more patient since my daughter was born, but I would still classify myself generally as impatient. (Daughter is 4 now)
Even though I am not a patient person by nature, I find myself patient and at peace when it comes to growing things in my garden. I pretty much just let nature take its course and reap the harvests when/if they come. I feel closer to God when I garden. I am still amazed at how perfectly he created this world and everything in it. The fact that you can put a tiny seed in the ground and it will grow into a huge plant that you can eat still amazes me.
The exception to that is tomatoes. I planted three varieties this year: Big Boy, Better Boy, and Roma tomatoes. It seems like tomatoes take forever to produce. I have only gotten one Roma tomato and it has been green for 3 weeks. The plants are starting to flower heavily now, and I sure hope I get a good harvest to make some salsa. Only time will tell, so I must exercise my patience in gardening and in life.
James 5 : 7-8 New Living Translation
7 Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. 8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.
Roma Tomato Flowers
Close up of tomato flower