Sowing Seeds

I sometimes think...online shopping by internet is like sowing a seed.

 

As the seed takes time to sprout, the product purchased by internet takes time to reach.

 

And because I need to wait for what I bought, I could be happier when the product came to me. 

 

Sometimes I wait so long for the product that I can completely forget I am waiting.  But this is kind of blessing.

 

When it comes to me, it is like a surprise present.   And I can have a feeling of joy to see the seed turning out to be the flower.

 

This time, I became so happy to receive white lotus seeds! 

 

 

What a tough seed!

 

When I touched the lotus seed for my first time, I felt it was very hard like a stone.

 

This toughness reminded me of the secret of lotus seeds which could live more than 1,000 years.  Because they are coated well and protected well, they can sleep for a long time. 

 

On the other hand, if we can break the coating of the seed or its protection, they can wake up. 

I bought these seeds from Julia at ebay who were very kind.   She gave me extra seeds and instructions which I thought very useful.

 

I just followed the seed treatment:  Break a little mouth on the sunken end of the seed; this is the end that does not have the nipple, carefully not to hurt the embryo, do not peel.  Only nip enough of a small incession to where you can see white underneath.   The seller used a small drummel and a pair of pliers to hold it tight.

As instructed, I used a pair of pliers and a nail cutter, but I thought scissors worked good for breaking the seed.  I broke 6 seeds and we'll see which one was rightly treated.

Seed 1
Seed 1
Seed 2
Seed 2
Seed 3
Seed 3
Seed 4
Seed 4
Seed 5
Seed 5
Seed 6
Seed 6

This is how I started growing white lotus on September 11, 204. Now I have a quiz for you.   Which seed do you think can sprout?

It came out on September 13, 2014.
It came out on September 13, 2014.

As of September 15, 2014, the answer is 1, 4 & 5.

Seed 1 on September 14.
Seed 1 on September 14.
Seed 4
Seed 4
Seed 5
Seed 5

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