In order to grow, develop and become a healthy new plant though, every seed needs a few basic ingredients.
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Seeds require different types of soils, water, sunlight, time and just the right temperature to flourish and grow.
Botanists will tell you that the soil determines the health and strength of a plant. The better the soil, the healthier, the more fruitful and stronger the plant will be.
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Scientists will tell you that every living thing needs water , and a seed is no different.
Water is vital to the seed because it's what helps it absorb nutrients from the soil and it's what helps it germinate. Seeds do this by absorbing the water and breaking through the shell to take root.
That is why we have an entire 'Grow and Go Water Series'
The sunlight provides the warmth and the energy needed for the seed to grow and develop.
Light is what shows it which way is up and allows it to know where to place its leaves. It also helps it develop fruit.
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You may have already learn all about light and the Light of the world in the 'Grow and Go Light Series'
Time is essential for germination and growth. Time is a process. You can't slow time or hurry it up; it goes at its own pace and allows the seed to germinate, develop and grow, until it reaches full growth and becomes fruitful itself.
Finally, temperature is important in the germination process. If a seed is in an environment lacking the right temperature its chance of success is severely limited, even if all the other elements are present. If it's too hot, it will dry up and if it's too wet, it will rot. Both extremes will result in the seed's death.
All of these ingredients are essential, if the seed is to unlock the full promise and potential it carries, and if it is to develop into what it is meant to be.
The same is true for the Christian. We need certain ingredients if we're to develop and grow and become fruitful and mature. And the children will over this year learn how to grow Spiritually.
Extracts taken from Every seed carries within it all the potential and promise of what it can become
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Sowing Seeds of Success - Moringa Reforestation Curriculum
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