Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Garden Season

Garden Season

It is garden season.  Which should have all of us asking:  Do we garden?  Do we can, dehydrate, freeze, or preserve?  Do we put part of the bounty away to get us through until the next harvest season?

"The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden" is a favorite primary song.  But which prophet said to plant a garden?

"We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property.  Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth.  Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard.  Study the best methods of providing your own foods.  Make your garden neat and attractive as well as productive."  -  President Spencer W. Kimball

Having a garden or orchard requires planning and preparation.  Plan now.  Prepare now.  Yes, prepare and plant a garden now.  Many cool season vegetables grow well in the spring and fall.  Or prepare new garden areas now to be ready for spring planting.

As President of the General Relief Society, Sister Barbara B. Smith encouraged sisters in home production and storage.  "Latter-day Saint women should be busily engaged in growing, producing, and conserving food, within their capabilities to do so."

This counsel of 37 years ago still applies today.  So does the counsel of many years before that found in Proverbs 31.  Read and ponder Proverbs 31 and apply its wisdom to our own lives.

1 comment:

  1. guys...we wood loves ta haza garden....fruits N such, but in de city like we iz, we R limited ta flowers N shrubs...

    happee harvest ♥♥♥