Good Folks, it is Friday, March 3, 2017, only 13 more days until the last day that a frost will occur, on average. There are several signs that folks will say that are seemingly foolproof for weather prediction regarding the “last frost” of the winter season. One is, when the pecan tree blooms occur, or when the same occur for a Bodar Tree. Regardless, now is the time to make ready your vegetable beds for planting.
It is most likely too late to plant your onion sets. I did some 1015 and Candy varieties. I have shallots and garlic from last fall. Those still have some time before harvesting and enjoying them in meals. Below is an excerpt from a previous Frankly Speaking regarding Earth-Kind Landscaping. Well worth your time and effort to familiarize yourself, if you enjoy gardening and landscaping.
Earth-Kind Landscaping uses research-proven techniques to provide maximum garden and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting the environment. The objective of Earth-Kind Landscaping is to combine the best of organic and traditional gardening and landscaping principles to create a horticultural system based on real world effectiveness and environmental responsibility. Earth-Kind Landscaping encourages:
– Landscape water conservation
– Reduction of fertilizer and pesticide use
– Landscaping for energy conservation
– Reduction of landscape wastes entering landfills
Individuals using Earth-Kind landscaping principles and practices can create beautiful, easy-care landscapes, while conserving and protecting natural resources and the environment.
With some volunteers, some financial gifts for needed soil amendments, (compost and lots of hardwood mulch), the grounds will rival our neighbor’s from across the street; however, this is no competition on my part. I just believe that God’s house should be adorned outside, inside, and inside again with God’s people. Yes, transformation is gradual at many levels. I am inviting you, creatively-prayerfully, to participate.
This Sunday begins a new series on the Gospel of John. Read the first three chapters. I will be preaching from John 1:1-18.
To have fruit you have to risk planting, watering, fertilizing and keeping bad bugs away…hint, hint, hint.
Invite others to church this next Sunday.
Blessings from Duncanville, Pastor Frank