The goal of the Healthy=Wealthy weekly blog is to remind my brothers and sisters in Christ of the importance of taking care of our earthly temple. We have just one earthly body, so we must do everything possible to live our days pain-free. This signifies freedom from DIS-EASES. Learning a little each day adds up.
Research shows that students who make learning a habit are more likely to reach their goals. I pray the Healthy=Wealthy weekly blog assists you on your life-altering journey of rediscovering the beauty of our physical temples. All that Ahayah intended for us can be rediscovered on the earth through herbs, fruits, and vegetables, as well as an understanding of the human body’s beauty. Taking the time to observe, learn, practice, and incorporate into our Shalom Living can result in life-altering decisions. Whether gardening, learning a more holistic approach to treating illnesses, taking preventative measures to minimize or prevent illnesses, or something as simple as intentional shopping can benefit our community.
As a follow-up to last week’s blog gardening tip, our minds should be in the area of Fall gardening. As a newbie, now is a good time to start thinking about your Fall crops if you have not already started. Our Holy/Feasts Days are cyclical, just like our seasons. So for the month of Fall, the mandatory Feasts Days in Lev 23 are: Blowing of the Trumpets (Sept), Atonement, Tabernacles, and 8th Day(October). Some fruits and vegetables are recommended to grow in their due season, with some exceptions are illustrated in the picture. From the list, determine your preferred fruit and veggies, then determine whether they will grow within your area. This designation depends on your location based on the hemisphere, region, and locale. So, plan. It’s about the preparation.
For the Northeast, I noticed the days started getting darker; this signifies shorter. For the experts, the autumnal equinox arrives, and many garden experts begin to consider the Fall veggies, while others hang up their gardening tools until spring. Few veggies strive under cooler temperatures around 25°F to 28°F) with some varieties tolerating temperatures into the teens or below. The time to plan for the colder months is now. Cold hardy vegetables need to be started from seed in mid to late summer for fall and winter harvest. The warm weather helps with germination and the longer days allow time for the crop to develop and mature by the time winter arrives. You can commence by purchasing starter plants or seeds.
The main focus for August is harvesting and set your plan for the fall and winter months. So it's time to test your green thumb, if you have not already done so. Whether it’s kale, collard greens, spinach, pumpkin, squash, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peas, radish, swiss chard. Other tips from Better Gardens include: grow Kohl Rab (it’s a fast-growing member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked) or coriande. Allow the plant go to seed, and you’ll be able to harvest them to use in cooking, or as seed for next year.
Go ahead, give it a try. Like NIKE said, "JUST DO IT." May the God of Israel loose abundance in everything your hands touches including your 1st harvest. Happy Gardening.