Every year I struggle with “thinning” my seedlings and plants. I always feel as if I’m throwing away perfectly good food – but I’m wrong. Thinning is essential to the future growth of each plant and thinning is necessary for a bountiful harvest.
The Thinning Test:
Below, in the first picture you will see an evenly spaced and thinned row of carrots. In the second picture is a bunched up clump of carrots. I will allow both rows to grow untouched for the remainder of the season and come harvest time I will show you how crucial it is to thin our plants.
To be continued……….(result in the autumn at harvest time)
Nicely thinned carrots
Crowded unthinned carrot plants
“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” John 12:24
Death is essential for further life. This verse symbolizes 3 things:
- The “kernel of wheat dies and produces many seeds” symbolizes Jesus dying for our sins and giving us everlasting life. We are the “many seeds.”
- We must die to our old self so we can have new and eternal life through Christ Jesus.
- Wheat produces it’s own kind – we are made in His image and we are growing daily striving to become more like Jesus.