I'm enamored of seeds. Each one a miracle waiting to unfold given the right environment. I'm looking for some good homes for a heap of extra lettuce, basil, rocket, borage and calendula seeds. Would you like some??
If you already grow stuff, you'll be saying Yes, of course. And I say, right on sister. Skip to the bottom.
But for you who just said 'Seeds? Grow? Oh, I've never been any good at that. My sister is good at that.'
This is for you.
Seeds exist to do one thing, fulfill the promise of who they are. They don't need much from you.
Can you get them started inside by giving them a bit of dirt and keeping the top moist? Yes
Can you give them a bit more space once they are ready to leave your loving nursery and bust into a bigger world? Yes
Can you celebrate each new leaf, give them water now and again, protect them from a few slugs, the dog, the kids? Yes
Can you resist eating them until they've grown nice and big? Yes
Can you imagine a salad of sweetness and vitality, colour and light that grew because you said yes?
Please don't tell me you're too busy. It's the plants that do all the work, they are generous like that. They're just need the opportunity.
This offer is for New Zealand, as customs don't take kindly to seeds crossing borders.
Note: November 7, 11:23am, Full Moon. The Seed Celebration has ended. In the last month, just over 4000 people in NZ have or will receive seeds. Hundreds of packets were funded by the community. Now, THAT is cool.