OBSERVATIONS. Plants don’t need us; it is certainly the other way around. The more I learn about the plant kingdom (and what a wondrous and magnificent kingdom it is), the more amazed and fascinated I get with all the green things. Is it too late to be a botanist? I wonder sometimes. I’ve always told the husband that if I grew up in the province, I would have definitely become a conservationist. But I suppose it’s better late than never.
It was my first time to see a coconut germinate and my instinct was to get it and put it some place where it will be safe and grow. But then I looked around and saw all the coconut seedlings, all thriving on their own. Nature does its thing perfectly, reasonably, in balance.
SEED NOTES. This week, I’ve started stratifying some kiwi seeds. Another batch, I’m trying to germinate in a moist paper towel, kept somewhere the sun and some warmth reach it. And yet another batch I am planning to just scatter on the ground.
WORM NOTES. I’ve also started a worm bin for vermicomposting. Bought 1kg of worms for Php500, cut up some cardboard, placed them all in a Php300 black bin, and added a few apple peels and an apple core. Spent most of last night checking up on them, whether they’re escaping (as advised by the brother-in-law, lid had to be taken off and a piece of cloth placed on top of the soil) — they stayed put! and were still alive this morning. The little boy has named them all ODDISH (the grass/weed-pokemon). Exciting times ahead.