In the past, seeds were looked upon as garbage to be pulled out of fruit and vegetables and discarded. Now, after learning the joy of placing seeds in a bit of soil and seeing them show their grateful little faces I have become a seed fan.
Learning a bit about the medicinal properties of some foods has become another subject of great interest to me. Maybe because of my great distaste for medication in commercial pill forms. Garlic, for example, works magic for high blood pressure and to fight infections.
From the Flamboyan tree across from my home I planted about 10 trees which have been given in adoption to people who appreciate this type of gift. I plant my own basil, oregano, tomatoes. Life that gives life. How could you go wrong? My hope for this year is create an herb garden similar to the one at the Cloister Museum in New York. It’s practical, simple and beautiful.
One last reason to become interested in seeds is the current worldwide corporate trend to alter food, place the new creation under patent protection therefore controlling our food chain. They have has created fruit and vegetables that have no seeds, another way to keep you from growing your own food. Save those seeds, thank them for bearing gifts and enjoy their fruits.