An update on the apartment garden project:
As reported a few days ago, my lemon balm seeds have germinated. Since then I’ve been wondering when the parsley would follow suit. At first I thought I had ruined the process because I did not notice the instruction on the package that said to soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. I googled parsley seeds and discovered that they are one of the hardest herbs to germinate. So, for a few days I was convinced that once again I had proven to be the terror of the gardening realm. Plants all over the world would cringe when they hear my name. However, to my relief, last night I found little sprouts of parsley plant, and this morning there are many more.
So, what’s the lesson here? Simply this: All things will emerge at the appointed time according to their nature. I think there are things in my life that have blossomed and a great many that have yet to even germinate. I’m inclined to fret over those that haven’t come forth yet. There are goals in my life that are unfulfilled. Have I worked at them? Yes. I’ve prepared the soil and planted the seeds. Could I have messed things up? Possibly, but I’m inclined to think that if I’ve done what I reasonably can do, then in their proper time, those goals will be accomplished.
The secret is learning to wait and let nature be.
Lori G. © 2007