A Story of a Seed

I’m a person who believes in many things. Some real, some maybe not…but I always lean on the more believing side of things. Things like the Loch Ness Monster or Big Foot, don’t sound as off the charts to me, as maybe they do to a lot of you. But there’s somethings I don’t really believe in, and it’s weird because I totally know these things are real, just not when it comes to me. Things like planting a seed, and it actually growing.

About a month ago I was outside with the chill of the evening, handing Brock pumpkin seeds one by one, he was planting them as fast as possible into the ground. Other than a few miniature attempts, this was our first real shot at gardening or growing anything. We’d manage to plant two rows of four seeds, but now the sun was fading fast and we were both eager to return to warmth. As we got in the groove, the planning process became much faster, and suddenly I was down to our last seed.

Before I hurried it down our little assembly line, I gave it a little kiss and said “grow little seed, grow”. Brock then placed it  in the ground, covered it with dirt and fertilizer. Just as he had with the 24 that went before.

Two weeks later we had a our own little miracle…

young green leafs, breaking through the ground.

And suddenly I was a believer. Even if it was just one success out of the 25.

That night while I was dozing into bliss, I suddenly remembered my lunatic moment of talking to a seed, and even the kiss, and then it hit me…the seed I talked to was the ONLY one that had sprouted. And then I felt very proud that I perhaps had a hand in our little miracle.

It took almost two weeks later for the others to appear. And although we’re happy to see them, I still have my favorite. :)

4 Responses to “A Story of a Seed”

  1. john Says:

    Very cute little episode in your life, long may it continue – I long to see the fruits of your labors, perhaps your last seed will produce the best fruit!

    On a more serious note, how anything grows in that rubble you call soil is amazing – need to get some peat or other organic material mixed in there!

    I think your picture is all the more dramatic as it illustrates a little seedling struggling for life!

    Wish you every success with this first gardening effort – what’s on the planning board for next years crop? I hear squash, cucumber, tomatoes and peppers do very well here.

  2. Kimberly Says:

    That photo does capture your seed’s hard work, with the soil dry and cracking around it. And yes, a great snapshot of your life!

  3. LB Says:

    Congrats! I do believe that talking to your plants works wonders. My Mother’s peach tree is the hit among family and neighbors. Her huge, luscious peaches are legendary. Her secret? She talks to her peach tree! Well, it also doesn’t hurt that she thins the peaches and heavily waters it once a week too. ;)

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