Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Benefits of Good Soil

In the Biblical parable, we are told of the seeds that fall in different locations and what happens to them. Of course, there is a deeper meaning to this passage, but for a purely visual image of the seed grown in good soil, I present to you a volunteer sunflower growing in the spot where our compost bin once stood.

This is also evidence of how much it pays to know your seedlings. When this and a companion sunflower (blown over in a windstorm) as well as several tomato plants sprouted out of the compost bin's soil, I could have yanked them. But I knew fairly quickly what they were and let them grow. Now I have beauty and tomatoes. Yay!

(Please ignore the tall weeds, brick pile and rotting fascia as best you can.)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one scrutinizing accidental seedlings for their future potential.

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