Family Garden 52 Weeks of Family Night lesson 29
Opening Song: Children’s songbook pg 237 “The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden”
Opening Prayer: Jeremy
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 6:33 “Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward.”
Activity: Add water to peat pellets to make them swell. And while the pellets are absorbing the water…..
Lesson: President Spencer W Kimball said: “We encourage you to plant 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. Even those residing in apartments or condominiums can generally grow a little food in pots and planters. Study the best methods of providing your own foods. Make your garden neat and attractive as well as productive. If there are children in your home, involve them in the process with assigned responsibilities.”
I just love this quote. I don’t want to go overboard and do everything at once, but to have this as our goal “..to plant all the food that you feasibly can on your own property.” just fills me with excitement and we will get there in a few years (I hope 😉 ).
Activity: Now that the peat pellets are fully expanded, plant 2-3 seeds in each one. Tonight we are planting tomato and pepper seeds (it’s still to early to plant squash and melon seeds inside, they grow to big too fast and we don’t want them to die before it gets warm enough to move them outside).
Closing Song: Children’s songbook pg 242 “Popcorn Popping”
Closing Prayer: Tyra
FHE Treat: Swiss colony petits fours