Well, Styyna, I've chosen your easiest (?) question to address. LOL
I have a couple of (undeveloped!) thoughts regarding the mustard seeds.
First off, I was thinking that maybe growing
the seeds wasn't the point because here is what Jesus says in Matthew 17:20: He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
It has been supposed by some, therefore, that he meant to say, If you have the smallest or feeblest faith that is genuine, you can do all things. And this scripture was what Brother Michaels used in his sermon on the day he visited. So, maybe it was only all about Judith's faith
, (though she never seemed to have a problem there!) and not about growing the seeds into actual plants?? (as I said, undeveloped thoughts LOL)
On the other hand......
The Parable of the Mustard Seed (also appears in the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke)
Matthew 12:31-32He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches."
Now this is designed to express the small beginnings of the spread of the Gospel, of the ministry of the word, of the grace of God in the hearts of his people, and of the small number of them at first.
And then which expresses the very large growth and increase of the Gospel, and the ministry of it; of the grace of God in the heart, and of the church of Christ, and his interest in the world: of the Gospel, and the ministry of it, as to its large spread in the world;
So here, obviously the growth (or growing), is key.