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I’ve been talking about it for sometime and today I’ve finally Gone Gardening! It wasn’t like how I all had it planned out. Yep! I got my seeds in courtesy Amazon…I was planting things originally from Italy and India right in my Trini backyard soil with my hands that were a genetic expression of genes cooked up somewhere in the North of India in the 19th century. To try to put it simpler I was planting the seeds of plants whose origin were from Italy and India and I myself am of India origin. And all these seeds like me are going to be grown up on Trini sunshine, water and soil so all are going to be Trini in the end just like me! However my plans didn’t unfold exactly as I had planned. I figured my mum would help…
…but didn’t realize I’d have this many helpers! Why it could have been called a community garden project in the end really! So I didn’t get to plant exactly what I had planned or to even label where I put everything but I feel in the end it was best for the plants cause like with prayers it is always better when done together and more souls gather pouring their energies into these plants. And I will let the pictures tell the story but you will see I got more than just human help! 🙂 So truly universal energy flowing in those plants you see! 🙂 I also said the Gayatri Mantra just before I planted the first set of seeds and you know that’s all about soaking in the Morning’s Energy! And my plants were planted in a spot such that they will catch the morning sunrise full blast yet be able to catch the bask of the sunset too!
In the end I got to plant not all of my cadre of seeds so there are plenty more stock in my fridge to deal with after these lives unfold…but here is what I’ve planted so far again no real controls so these are approximate numbers:
I kicked things off by throwing in these 50 seeds or so of a variety of hot peppers that at the bottom of my mum’s already flourishing habanero pepper batch (a very hot pepper of South American origin)and it is then I said the Gayatri mantra so I figure these peppers will turn out extra hot!
-About 50 seeds of tomatoes– 25 gold currant cherry and 25 costoluto genovese (not sure if I got the Italian right by the way!)
–About 70 seeds of eggplant or baigan as we call it here in Trini- 35 seeds of (Italian)Aubergine Viserba and 35 seeds of an (Indian) Eggplant Ratna.
-30 seeds of CalWonder Bell Sweet Pepper (Heirloom)
They were all put into these little seedling pots my uncle showed up with! One of the helpers that showed up to make the project grander. Along with my nieces and nephew who wanted to each be part of planting the Ratna seeds! Everyone was so excited to do it my aunt’s German Shepherd even sniffed a seed or two!Here the pics to prove it!:
Then I finished off mostly on my own planting two sets of herbs in a long tray pot 3 pots in all six variety of herbs last I counted and the last pack of herbs- coriander/cilantro I threw in with them hot peppers so I tell you one hot bed that is gonna be! But although I cannot tell you which pot has which I ended up planting these herbs:
-Basil (Genovese Italian)
-True Greek Oregano
-Common English Thyme
-Parsley (Italian Dark Green Flat)
-Sage (Garden Broadleaf)
-Cilantro/Coriander (Slow Bolting)
Hmmm….so some other Europeans jumping up in my Trini hot bed I see! 🙂 I also planted those Sunflowers!-Titans, Mongolian, Earthwalkers and a blend set…
But what’s in a name I say as I learnt from the teachings of J.Krishnamurti when I was about 14 when we humans name plants and trees and things we fail to see the beauty inherent in them! So what does it matter where the seeds come from…What my hope for my little ones are is that they will grow well and bear as best they can and nourish the bodies of those who grew them! I hope that they will also be a springboard for me to consider the road raw again! 🙂
So I hope all my readers on Blogger, Intent, Copperstrings and Maythil will all good tidings bring and my little kitchen garden will bear many a wondrous and nourishing thing!
And I say this mantra to my little seeds as published by DK Matai on the Intent community!
‘This feeling is reflected in the Gayatri chant in Sanskrit from The Rig Veda, 1500 BCE:
Om bhur bhuvah suvah
Pronunciation: Om boor boo-vah-ha soo-vah-ha
Translation: Truth, earth, atmosphere, heaven
Tat savitur varenyam
Pronunciation: Tut sah-vee-toor vah-rain-yum
Translation: May we meditate on the radiant light
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Pronunciation: Bar-go day-vass-yuh dee-ma-hee
Translation: Of that brilliant creator
Dhiyo yo nah pracodayat
Pronunciation: Dee-yo yo na-ha prah-cho-die-yot
Translation: Who may guide our thoughts
Called the Gayatri Mantra (gayatri comes from the root "sing"), it’s considered among the most powerful of the yogic incantations. In the yogic tradition, light equals knowledge. This particular chant is about linking the sun with our thoughts and enlightening ourselves by means of higher knowledge.
First recorded in the Rig-Veda, the ancient Hindu scripture dating back more than 3,500 years.’
And here is a YouTube clip of the chant so that my seeds might hear it on the blogosphere in the Universal vibes that makes all things in this Universe one! 🙂