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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Growing the flower bearers

Last winter, out of my habit, I had collected some seeds of marguerite daisy flowers while in a public park. While the flowers had withered away there, I knew that these seeds were to come in handy in this winter, as were the seeds of nasturtiums that I saved from the plants I had got last year. In the end of October, this winter, I had sown the seeds and then waited patiently for these seeds to germinate. Within a week, the seeds started germinating and seeing the hundreds of seedlings in the pot, I regained the faith in my hands, and the potted soil I have on the rooftop. Seeing this new development from this perspective, it is a huge motivating factor for someone.

Metro Greens: The newly germinated marguerite daisy seeds - at 7 days from sowing the seeds.
The newly germinated seeds - at 7 days from sowing the seeds.
Metro Greens: The newly germinated marguerite daisy seedlings - at 10 days from sowing the seeds.
The newly germinated seedlings - at 10 days from sowing the seeds.
Metro Greens: The newly germinated marguerite daisy seedlings - at 10 days from sowing the seeds.
The newly germinated seedlings - at 10 days from sowing the seeds.
Over the time, these seedlings have grown up to be health plants. Some were transplanted to other pots, for the sake of these becoming healthy plants, and also, for spreading this burst of flowers when they all start blooming finally, throughout the garden.

Metro Greens: The marguerite daisy saplings, ready to be transplanted - at 21 days from sowing the seeds.
The saplings, ready to be transplanted - at 21 days from sowing the seeds.
Metro Greens: The marguerite daisy saplings, good enough to be transplanted - at 26 days from sowing the seeds.
The saplings, still good enough to be transplanted - at 26 days from sowing the seeds.
Metro Greens: The marguerite daisy saplings, have now become plants - at around 38 days from sowing the seeds.
The saplings, have now become plants - at around 38 days from sowing the seeds.
Metro Greens: The now well developed plants of marguerite daisies, still growing up - at 50 days from sowing the seeds. Now the plants are not that fit to be transplanted, if tried, the success rate will be very low.
The now well developed plants, still growing up - at 50 days from sowing the seeds. Now the plants are not that fit to be transplanted, if tried, the success rate will be very low.
Now, the plants have grown quite well, and so many of them have come up that I can plant an entire lawn and stiill be left with a lof of plants, but I am limited to my own rooftop for I do not own a piece of land where I could sown them to relish the beauty of these flowers on land I have tilled myself, but then the hope is not lost, and hence I still have been trying to grow fruit trees like one mango, a pomegranate, and another one of a lime, all in pots, so that when the opportunity strikes, I could go out with my hands full and do as what my heart says.
The chrysanthemum blooms too are at their peak, so, hopefully I will be sharing these pretty flowers in dozens, as the first post in the new year. Till then, HAPPY GARDENING and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

2 comments:

  1. it's lovely in and of itself, for every individual blossom, for the ecological balance it brings. A garden is that the best thanks to be in continuous communion with nature.

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