Egarden looks quiet and peaceful, doesn’t it?
Or does it appear to be a random collection of sticks and stems, weedy looking patches of undergrowth and dreary, dead leaves?
I think it depends on what you might be looking for in comparison to what might be there. You might wonder, but if it doesn’t show itself right away, you could worry that it might be long gone. Wait. And then, wait some more. It’s there.
Since some things won’t be growing in these cooler winter months, I decided to try my hand at sprouting a plant from an avocado seed. That’s not as easy as it sounds, because when I plant something out in eGarden during the summer months, I am able to measure the growth I see fairly soon.
As I read information about sprouting a plant from an avocado seed, the chances of successful germination might make even the most avid gardener shudder–I mean, seriously? It could take a long time for that seed to germinate, if it did so at all, and even then, there would be no guarantee that there would be anything to harvest. Why. Even. Try. Right? Who has that kind of time to spend on something that’s not a “sure fire thing?”
I do. I did. Because I’m curious about a great many things. I have a desire to try things new, and old, despite what my Mama would’ve called a “stubborn streak” that most likely encircles my entire body by now. I rather think of it as persistence.
And so I began. I decided to try three plants, rationalizing that surely at least ONE of them would do SOMEthing. The first one (A1) appeared to come forth rather quickly and I’m happy to report that it is now working toward its’ own personal growth spurt and is over two feet tall. (Not pictured here.)
But these other two have been in my window for a very long time. There was about a two month wait between the sprouting of Plant One (A1) and the small plant you see here (A2) and still, from the other (A3) there was nothing for a very long time.
Until today. If you look very closely, you will see the beginnings of roots forming underneath the seed. Soon there will be a growth that will sprout from the top of the seed itself and a stem will begin to form. Then it will become what it is meant to be. It takes time.
I share all that to say this: I know the writing/artistic projects that I am working on will come forth and grow into something WHEN IT IS THEIR TIME, and until then, I continue to work at something I love, nurture and develop my own creative spirit, and encourage other creatives I know. It is Time Well Spent.
Happy Creating to you, today and every day.