How to Plant a Garden That Will Produce Much Fruit

Admission: I have a black thumb. I really do. As much as I’ve tried, I can’t even keep a cactus alive. (I once had a little cactus in college named Arthur. I think he was supposed to look like cacti look – with a body straight up and two symmetrical arms, but our poor Arthur never grew his second arm, and his first arm was skinny and went straight out like he was saluting Hitler!) After Arthur, I turned to the only plants I have good success with – silk or plastic.

But since the Farmer’s Almanac says that it’s Garden Planting time around here, I found a garden plan that I might could actually get to produce a crop. So if you’re like me, maybe you can plant this garden while everyone else is planting theirs. 🙂


How To Plant Your Garden

PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN IS COMPLETE WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for church
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE.

If you and I plant this type of garden, whether we have green or black thumbs, we are guaranteed to produce much fruit for God’s glory. And, we will get to reap what we sow, more than we sow, and later than we sow. It’s the law of the harvest.

“For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers, and as a garden cascades with blossoms, so the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom and puts praise on display before the nations. “ Isaiah 61:11 (The Message)

Have a great week of heart-gardening. 🙂

(PS: Author unknown.)
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Comments

  1. This is really neat! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Why have I never seen this wonderful garden plan??? My head has been in the clouds…..I really enjoyed reading your blog tonite….Dusty

  3. That’s classic. Love it. This would give even me a Green Thumb. 🙂

  4. This I can do…but only with the Gardener’s help!
    Melanie@Bella~Mella

  5. This is the perfect garden..I need to go plant one right now.
    sandy toe

  6. Love this!! As a matter of fact I posted this about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing!! Blessings to you!!

  7. Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam says:

    I love this….but I did come over really thinking I was going to get some tips for my raspberries and blueberries. hee hee

  8. A Stone Gatherer says:

    I like your garden! I have a black thumb too! When I moved in to my husbands house (after we were married) I took over the care of a african violet he received from his mom’s funeral. Well let’s just say it didn’t last long after I took over! I felt to bad!!

  9. LOVE this! Do you mind if I copy this (and give you credit of course) or link back to you on my blog?

    This is really cute. My dad, who actually does have an amazing green thumb, would really enjoy this one.

    Thanks for the smile and food for thought! 🙂