Pruning to Improve Fruit Production

John 15:1-2  Jesus speaking.  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

Luke 6: 43-45  Jesus speaking.  “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”

I’m 41 years old and I’m pruning, for the first time in my life.  I freely admit that I’m not sure what I’m doing; but I’m glad to be doing it.

I may be pruning too much or incorrectly; but so little fruit was produced, I no longer feel much pressure.

I like that success will be measured by the fruit that is produced.

2 Responses to Pruning to Improve Fruit Production

  1. karen says:

    Matt,
    I can so relate!! In fact, I woke up thinking about pruning my fruit trees in Sunnyvale when I return home from Merida, Yucatan!
    I think, w/ the right intention, plants just know that we are trying to help them conserve their energy in order to produce fruit.
    I appreciate your posts.
    Buen Dia!

  2. curiousfarmer says:

    Karen,
    When are you going to return from Merida? I thought you were home weeks ago.
    I guess I do know one rule when it comes to pruning: Prune in any month that has an R in it.
    So I hope you get home soon!
    Thanks for your kind comments!

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