Last month was perhaps cold for many, but when we look at the calendar to plant things we can see that it is a great time to start planning what vegetable varieties will be grown in the garden. Having the flue now I am remembered of those who should have planted them end of January. Loving lots of green and colours in the garden I also know that now is a great time to get your spring flowers germinating and ready for spring! There are many different varieties of annuals and perennials with different grow times, which need your attention to grow times so that your flowers are ready to be planted after last frost. Below are some good varieties to start in January for a last frost in March and April!
For those who want to plant vegetables February is the month, though the cold does not seem to invite us to come outdoors.
When we choose our seeds or plants it is important that we look at them not being ‘festered’ with. Man has come to love to play for god and to create all new sorts of plants. Genetically manipulated plants are something we should avoid at all cost.
When people muddle with the plants we can see the disastrous consequences. Last Summer the harvest did show her grim face in Dunklin County where conveyor belts teem with peaches inside the packing facility at Bader Farms, where fruit is prepared for shipment from its Bootheel source to stores across a nearly 500-mile radius were seriously worried.
Of the 900 acres of peach trees that fill Bill Bader his orchards, some have limbs that are almost entirely defoliated, while countless others have tufts of leaves that are crinkled and yellow, or remain green but are full of holes.
“That’s why you come out here and look at them early in the morning, ’cause you don’t wanna think about them at night,”
Bader said, surveying a field of peach trees.
Investigators from the state Department of Agriculture came to look at the matter.
We believe we should be much more aware of drift or spreading of chemical, taken in the wind but also by ground waters. Dicamba, a drift-prone herbicide suspected of causing widespread damage to crops in south-eastern Missouri and beyond can be the cause of many problems.
Bader had to face the farm’s typical harvest of 5 million to 6 million pounds being reduced by 40 percent in 2016, as trees with withered or missing leaves have borne smaller fruit. Bader reports that almost 10,000 other trees mustered only walnut-sized peaches not even worth picking. He says the shortfall will amount to a loss of produce of $1.5 million to $2 million. He is not alone, there where more than 100 complaints of drift.
And this gets me back to my flue. Man manipulating nature and using chemicals which should not be in nature bring so much damage and often forget that it spreads like a virus. Infections by pesticide and pollution do not stop at the borders of a field. The borders of a piece of land are crossed like nothing. Before we know it many areas are infected.
These infections we have their seed in the greed of man to produce more and more, bigger and bigger, no matter of taste made him scrupulous and not thinking of next generations. Man has man has ruined his surroundings and has inflicted the environment terrible damage.
But not only there. The seeds several parents sowed by the kids are not the ones our society can be proud of. Many seeds lacked the manure of faith and without the good fertile soul and compost they could not grow properly. Many youngsters became infested by the capitalist society where there is no place for the Divine Creator and where not many can find an eye for that creation of the Most High. Many of the seeds parents, educators, preachers, ministers and priest sowed did not come into the good soil.
Today we can see that lots of soil has become very hard, without any love for the other. The soil of many youngsters is a stone of a heart which has become hard and gives the impression to be unworkable. Politicians may try to make the hearts even more hard and closed for others who have much more difficulties than we, but we should know that the hearts of those the politicians try to blind can be softened.
The same sun that hardens clay softens butter.
Coming in a period that we are going to prepare the garden and that agricultures are doing the preparation work for the harvest, we too should come to do our preparation work for the Most High. We have to start to select the good seeds and to look for the good soil and/or to prepare the less good soil to become productive.
Like we do have to take more care over our environment, mother earth, we also should start taking more care of our spiritual surroundings.
The Winter of mankind has to come to an end. We have to look forward to be ready for the Spring of man and to be strong enough for the big storms which shall come unto our way.
Like seeds take longer to germinate and plants grow more slowly when air and soil temperatures are cool we have to take care that we create a good atmosphere and a good temperature to talk about God and to show people the Way to God.
- World Agenda for Sustainability
- Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 4
- Necessity of a revelation of creation 5 Getting understanding by Word of God 3
- Engaging the culture without losing the gospel
- Picking Stones
- Testify of the things heard
- Chemical warsite and Pushing king of the South
- Missouri Peach Farmers Threatened by Pesticide Drift
- Dicamba may threaten Missouri peach farm
- When to Start Your Seeds
- Seed calendar – What to plant now
- Seeds… how do they grow?
- Vegetable Gardening Know-How : Germination Temperatures & Times
- How to grow heirloom tomatoes from seed
- The Secret of germination That No One is Talking
- AboutGermination shelf
- Germination table coming together
- Inventory of WIP seeds
- Efficient planting, or notEffects of plant growth regulators and NaCl on early developmental stages of Striga hermonthica -IJAAR
- Beautiful yellow daffodils
- Hoping against hope
- Lightness of being
- The perfect soil!
- Good Soil (by Gail Ramesh)
- Good Soil (by Table Field Farm)
- Good soil (by Tokyo Purple girl)
- Good Ground, Bad Ground
- The Forty-Second Letter: The Basil Metaphor
- The Little Things
- sometimes the seed falls into good soil…
- Ungrateful Me
- Organic Fruit: Sermon for June 26, 2016
- Produce a Huge Harvest
- Sowed on Good Soil—Parable of the Sower
- Thorny ground
- Die to sin and grow: Analogy between you and a seed
- Longing to Stay Thirsty
- Women are important to Jesus