The Growing Season is Here !
It’s planting time again, and if you are like me, you may have a box full of past seed choices. Every year I balance the new varieties I want to grow with those I have on hand from past years. I have found that if I hold the packet of seeds in my hand and then sense out the viability energy for them, I can decide whether the life force merits keeping them or composting them.
I also find that I can reliably tell which NEW seeds are more viable than others. The seeds sold for each year supposed to be the best in terms of viability and germination rates. However, this is not always true.
Have you ever bought new seeds but found they grew poorly despite your best efforts, including planting them in the best spot for them energetically? Very likely those seeds were less viable from the start. A geneticist might say that they simply had lessor genes. I find that some seed companies have absolutely fabulous seed in terms of viability overall, and some can be more dicey.
Plant Varieties Differ Too
There are easy keeper seeds, like tomatoes, where life force and viability overall is probably great for years no matter where you purchase them. But for plants like Swiss Chard, you really would want to check the seed viability, even of new seed. I find that it matters a great deal to plant seed that has great viability. It means those plants will be more resistant, more productive and can connect to the energy of the Earth where they are better.
I’ve noticed plant varieties that seem to suffer from viability issues more often and some that remain very viable, like tomatoes, for years. Other strong plants are the annual Rudbeckias (Rudbeckia hirta), Ageratums, Dahlias, Basils – especially Thai and Holy (Tulsi) Basils, Verbenas and Salvias. Notice these are herbs and flowers. I tend to notice many vegetable seeds can have trickier viability, like Okra, Swiss Chard, Kales, Beans and especially Squashes (curcurbits). Tomatoes are part of the Solonaceae family, which also includes eggplant, potatoes and peppers; this whole family tends to have quite strong viability. (Could this at all be a reason why many people can be allergic to the Solonaceae family of vegetables? Interesting food for thought).
Great Plants Create Great Seed
The quality of the seed is often bolstered or shot down by where those plants where grown; were they growing on an Earth spot where they had good energy flow with the Earth? We might think that all plants would naturally connect and they do, however, each place on Earth is unique. I can usually tune into 2 or 3 main vibrational signatures that people we might call “colors”. And each plant knows how to use certain colors better than others, given its own unique nature. So there can be soil and growing situations that suit various plants better than others.
There may also be more paramagnetic energy in the soil to aid the plant in life force and growth. And of course, each growing season has its own overall tone that outpictures into rainfall and temperatures. One year could be warmer and wetter or dryer and cooler. This will play into the basic nature of the plants as well since some tolerate dry or love wet conditions more; some adore heat and some need moderate temps.
To this we add in the nursery or farming practices. Are they biodynamic and thus more in tune with the seasons and the soil? I have found that organic seed is not necessarily better in terms of viability and life force. (for all the above reasons.)
If You Planted a Plant…
…where you felt it was best able to grow in your yard, you likely would have great seed to harvest. Tuning in to play matchmaker between the Earth and the plant is going to put the odds for great viability in your favor. And I find that my saved seed is some of the most viable.
When you are choosing seed you do not have on hand yourself, however, I have found it very wise to tune into the overall viability I feel from the seed packets. I do this at the store (and nobody is the wiser). I do this while ordering out of catalogs. As I have said before, I do find certain companies to overall have a much better viability than others. In general I think we really just want to be more present and tune into the seeds we are wanting to bring home. Make it more of an active process, realizing that many factors create seeds and they can range from poor to fantastic!
According to authors John Burke and Kai Halberg in “Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty”, many ancient peoples created stone circles, pyramids and other such monuments in order to work with the unique telluric earth currents so that they could amplify them in order to make their seed from crops grow stronger. Burke and Halberg posit that civilizations who had used up their soils and were starting to fail found renewed strength (and thus population) when they created these stone creations and “charged” their seed in them before planting their crops. That this allowed their seed to flourish as never before and give them incredible production.
This would undoubtedly be a good use for such energy amplification. If I had tons of seed to plant, this would make sense. I do feel they could well have done this – but I also feel those stone creations would also have been used for human and other healing and connections as well.
This could indicate though that our ancient ancestors understood seed viability to a large degree!
We can each begin to tap into what our ancestors may have used more formally by tuning into the vitality and viability of the seeds in our garden. This could be your best garden yet!