In the Northern hemisphere Summer is almost here and as soon as the risk of frost is past gardeners will be planting out the seedlings they have nurtured in the green house for that very purpose.
In order for a seed to grow it must receive nurture.
It has to be fed and watered and kept in the right environment.
So it is with the garden of the mind.
Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.
2 Corinthians 9:10 (NIV)
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.