President Spencer W. Kimball stated:
(Ensign, May 1976, page 124.)
I find so much joy in planting and harvesting food. There is nothing like caring for a little plant and watching it grow. I attempted to grow a garden last year. I started seeds and they grew quickly and were beautiful looking plants. I planted them out in our raised beds and life took over!! I had my baby in April and only took a month of maternity leave, then had to go back to teaching to finish the school year.
I assisted the kids in poking holes in the bottom of the container for drainage. We used an old phone book for our work mat so we wouldn’t damage my table. I just taped it together with packing tape and it worked like a charm.
We then took a second baby food cup and taped it with packing tape to one side so it acted as a hinge and they each got to take a formula scoop with them to use as their watering scoop. They were instructed to water with a half scoop of water as needed. I was excited to find a way to finally use my formula scoops. With the little holes it makes the perfect little spout of water if you are patient enough. I think every one of the kids just dumped the water in, due to the spout taking too long.
It was a fun project and I look forward to seeing if any of my nieces and nephews actually do plant their sunflower in their back yard.
I haven’t started my seeds for my garden but anticipate doing so sometime over the next couple of weeks.