Savvy Raj

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THREE POTS

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Have always wanted to grow vegetables and fruits in our terrace garden. But not knowing much about gardening we kept putting it off.

But seeing how much pesticides are there in vegetables and fruits that we consume, all of us in the family kept wanting to steer towards growing an organic garden.

Although there are a number of show plants and flowering plants that are already there…growing vegetables was still a challenge. So we decided finally to get a local gardeners advice to help start us off on our mission.

Now having no idea about the right planters for the vegetables we have taken up on his suggestion to get 3 pots for our initial vegetable cultivation trial. If successful we decided we can get more pots .

So next came the choice of vegetables to grow in these pots .Everyone came up with the name of some of their favorite vegetables for starters.

But then it got decided that we must grow vegetables that the gardener advises according to the season.

So now three vegetable seeds are sown in these pots . Time will gradually bring forth them into view . Till then it is a matter of patience in waiting

Week 2

A few shoots have emerged…

Energy in the emerging must be magnanimous for new life life to shoot out in the open. All the potential of possibilities of creative energy emerge with this act.

But each pot has a different seed and hence will take its course in time to shoot out to life. Nature never hurries. All in good time.

Yet humans are prone to impatience There was certainly this little bit of insecurity when we were all waiting, wishing to see the hope of a new life through a sign of some sprouting or shooting of a seed to a plant.

Experiences with gardening are a trial and error.

Watering plants correctly is an important learning for plants to grow well. We made our mistakes and learned along the way .

And then we got it right!

Now all the three plants have started growing in their pots. And it’s truly a lovely feeling to watch them grow!

Can you guess the emerging plants?

Yes they may be a long way from fruiting as yet but it’s nice to watch them grow in the nurturing.

Here are some tips on watering.

Lessons in watering plants

You can apply water to the soil directly not the plants. Itโ€™s better not to wet most plants as this can cause problems such as fungal diseases -and much will just evaporate away anyway. Water gently, with a rose (like a shower head) which will damage the soil less than a jet of water and prevent much mud splashing up onto the leaves. Also itโ€™s better to wet the ground really heavily occasionally rather than to just splash a little about more often which can make the soil look damp on top while remaining dry underneath.

There is an art to watering plants.

Gently water them caring from the heart.

You will find them awaken in response

Make sure to water them in a timely manner

Not too much or too little

Keep it flowing but dont let it overflow.

There is so much to understand

In the simple act of watering plants

In both the giving and the receiving.

Too less and they will dry

Too much and they will die.

In it lies the lesson of need for balance.

Nature teaches lessons in nurturing.

Savvy

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Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor

22 thoughts on “THREE POTS

  1. Well written Savvy Raj.Looks like watering the plants itself an art to be done properly.Thank you

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    • Thank you Dr Sridhar and yes indeed! We realized it as inititially we had unknowingly watered away the seeds towards the sides of one of the pots as you can see in the picture.
      It was a valuable lesson for us all .

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  2. Oh this is awesome, Savvy and so nice to see what an interesting way of growing vegetables and flowers on your terrace and taking help from a proper gardener. Great pictures and post

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    • Thank you Kamal . It is an interesting experience with so much to understand. Yes initially we took advise from him and it certainly helped start us off. But nurturing it on own these few weeks has been quite insightful too!๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ€

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  3. Great, dear Savvy ๐Ÿ™‚
    It is a good feeling when growing own vegetables and herbs in one’s own garden or on the terrace – then you really know what you eat (without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilizers) – we also do the same here in Finland.
    All the best, my friend
    Didi

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    • Yes certainly agree. It is a creatively enriching experience interspersed with wonderful learnings along the way. And like they say actions speaks louder than words. Unless we do it ourselves we do not learn!
      Great to know you are growing vegetables in Finland๐Ÿ‘ Here we are having an extremely hot summer Every climate may be having it’s own challenges but nature somehow adapts with amazing grace.
      Have a wonderful weekend my friend.๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒฟ

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      • Thank you very much, dear Savvy ๐Ÿ™‚
        Here our climate is rather opposite from yours, although our summer temperature can be quite warm too (only for a short time), but as we have that long day-light in the summer, herbs and vegetables planted have an extreme good taste. In this way as we plant vegetables and plants we should also be a good gardener for our thoughts, words, and deeds allowing us to share a good harvest.

        All the best, my friend ๐Ÿ™‚
        Didi

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      • How beautiful to learn how you adapt to your climate conditions.
        Very interesting! And yes truly nature teaches us much on life and living.
        As we realize we reap what we sow
        As we tune inward to weed out the unnecessary…
        As we care to nurture our thoughts words and deeds..
        All is well with in and around us.๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Thank you, my dear friend – words of wisdom ๐Ÿ™‚
        Have a great time
        Hugs and love to you
        Didi

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      • ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ€

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  4. Thank you Savvy for this excellent post!!

    Gardening teaches our souls quietly and well about the natural rhythms of life.

    Have a nice Sunday!!

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  5. Wow, you are doing a great thing dear Savvy ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

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  6. Amazing post with amazing pics.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. You take so much care in your writing as you do in watering the plants! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Loved, loved, loved this post — what are the plants? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing these magical moments of life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you Krishnapriya ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒฟ The three plants we have started with are Brinjal Tomatoes and Spinach.
      Yes grateful for these magical moments in the so called ordinary things. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฑ

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