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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore. Welcome! to my world. A world where my love of the organic purity of the Nature Kingdoms inspires personal whimsical art, Beauty and love of the Mother. In the Spirit of Anam Cara love.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Seed Packet Organizer

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Yes, I needed one.

I am using mostly Heirloom Seeds now rather than plants, and this is due to both needing to save money on my part yet wanting as much growth of both food and flowers as possible, and not wanting those GMO plants spiked with chemicals.
I want to start everything I can from heirloom seeds and support those hard working devotees of quality over greed. So I'm doing as much planting from seeds as will grow and will fit.
This also takes alot longer than I would like. Plantings and growing is taking months, and I find this is changing the way I'm experiencing gardening in a huge way.
Rather than buy/plant/buy/plant....I'm sowing seeds for the right time, and this takes an awareness of what plants do best in what season, and how long cycles are, planting in Spring for Fall, and planting in Fall for Spring.....and such.....however, we in Zone 10 can bend those rules quite a bit. So gardening is moving slower, it has become seasonal, more cyclic and tuned to Natures Seasons, rather than my own shopping whims.....and this is good. Though I am not happy at how long some seeds take to become 5 inch tall plants, I must continue to pace myself, and continue planting seeds for continued growth, and this requires alot of planning ahead which I'd never really been good at.....I'm a more in the moment, now kinda person. Waiting around for plants to grow big enough to plant in ground is almost torture and feels like I am doing nothing most of the time, which has become true, but it is the way it must be using heirloom seeds for a garden.
However what is happening is that Nature is teaching me about ''time.''......actually the correct, real and natural cycles of time. It has nothing to do with a gregorian clock or calender, those are man made and useless, yes useless and keeps those who are tuned into it in a closed loop ever in the same closed and one dimensional flat circle.
Planting seeds, I am learning the time cycles of Nature which move around seasonally, 3 dimensionally......and offers ones spirit a soft place to land by taking ''time'' to enjoy each cycle, and though it comes around again, it does so in a different place, like an upward moving spiral as opposed to the closed man made clock which goes around and around in retarded circles to the exact same spot......which is totally unnatural and leads to spiritual discontent without fail.
The upward cycles of seasons is natural and I'm loving acclimating myself to these...looking forward to seasonal changes feels so much more alive. I spend seasons few though they are in these parts, still they are cyclic with Nature and am content to spend the time in the season. The Cycles of Nature Spiraling keeps me in a movement in tune with something so much greater, it is a pleasure to tune in and take that ride.

So. I had my collection of seeds growing and I put them in a basket.

 


But I didn't like it. It didn't work, it simply held the seeds in one place. But was sloppy for my mind.
This became unorganized and confusing as I would go through them to find what I needed to plant and when, what was already planted and what needed to go in soon.....I don't like being unorganized, I can't think that way. I need organization, the kind that helps one to think and work in productive ways, efficiently and effortlessly.
So I thought I'd organize my seeds into ''those I've planted'', ''those I have yet to plant'', ''those to plant in Spring for Fall'', and ''those to plant in Fall for Spring''.....general rules that can be bent here quite a bit because it is so warm.

I thought I'd look for a couple of box organizers or something from office sections, so I went to Home Goods. Eureka! I found something perfect and though it cost alot more than what I wanted to spend, I had a credit there and well....when something is perfect, its perfect. I didn't even have to paint it.












It has pockets for labels such as ''those I've planted'', ''those yet to plant'', ''those for Fall'', ''Spring'' etc.....I will work on it.







 I added the seeds I had, and I'm getting more delivered soon, but I sectioned them into ''veggies'', ''flowers'', ''those planted'' and ''those yet to be planted''.  The other two sections will be for ''those to plant for Spring'', and ''those to plant for Fall'' :D.


The drawer I am using to hold the labels and markers and anything else I use for seeds stuff, like paper clips I use to keep the seed packets I've opened sealed.

I love this.


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