I love gardening. I think I get this trait from my father, who in turn seems to have got it from both his parents. This doesn't mean that I have a thriving garden....I only have a few plants in my balcony and I try and do my best with those plants. That, however, doesn't stop me from wanting more plants or admiring people who are avid gardeners. I am trying to inculcate this love for plants in my daughter. Two days back, I told her that she could grow some plants all by herself. She soaked a handful of methi seeds in enough water to cover them and left them like that for a day. The next day, with a little help from me, she drained the water and emptied the seeds into a wet cloth. We left it loosely covered overnight. This morning, she opened it and was very excited to see that the seeds had sprouted.
After popping a few into her mouth, she was ready to plant them. We dug the soil and my daughter was thrilled to discover earthworms in the soil. It is only a few days back that I read her a story which explains how important earthworms are to make the soil fertile. She was very happy we had plenty of earthworms in the mud and that they would make the soil good enough for her seeds.
She did all the planting herself - she sprinkled the sprouts on the freshly dug soil, covered it up with some more soil and then sprinkled some water over the seeds.
Now she is eagerly waiting to see the first few leaves and also to see what will be cooked with the leaves.
Do take a look at my fellow marathoners' kitchens....Srivalli,
Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, Padma, Pavani,PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha, Veena