The Joy Of Growing From Seed
The choice to grow from seed, versus buying a plant already started, brings with it some particular attributes. Let's take a look at these, shall we?
First: As we discussed in the second episode of the Healthy Green Thumbs™ campaign, growing from seed allows for a much greater choice in variety of plants. Take lettuce for example-arugula, butter lettuce, iceberg, and romaine are just some of the varieties we can choose from.
Second: Will it grow? There is something thrilling about the anticipation of seeing if a seed that has been planted will actually grow. Ask any seasoned plant grower, and they will tell you that they still find it exhilarating when they go to visit their garden and notice that the seeds that they planted are actually sprouting! Couple that with the joy of then watching it grow and bloom into a flower, or produce a red, juicy tomato, become a tad tree that produces much needed shade on a hot summer day.
Third: Knowing we are connected to something much greater. We may prepare the soil, plant the seed, and water it, but experiencing a seed transform into a magnificent plant is a humbling reminder that there is a much greater power supporting all living things. Research shows that those connected with nature, something called nature connectedness, are happier.
What are your thoughts? Do you grow plants from seed? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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8/13/2019 01:26:09 pm
I'm really enjoying your #HealthyGreenThumbs initiative! As a Kansas Farm Girl, I was raised on fresh veggies & love spending time digging in the dirt! One of my favorite things is collecting seeds from perennials...or herbs like dill & cilantro...and spreading them in unexpecting places...for raising butterflies! I'll post a pic on Insta and tag you both! Thanks for sharing....great job with the videos.
8/16/2019 02:03:35 pm
Thank you Carol! We are so grateful that you have joined the Healthy Green Thumbs™ community. Love your ideas about spreading the seeds in unexpected places. Isn't that the best when plants surprise you? Appreciate your participation as well. Happy Growing! - Sue
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