For every seed, a tiny green shoot.
Not every one will make it.
None will, if you don’t thin them.
Provide space and water.
Early flowers sap energy from vulnerable young roots and tender foliage.
Pinch them away before they bloom in full.
Harvest seeds and share them.
When you visit your grandmother, plant some in her garden.
Visit your grandmother more often.
Understand the difference between seeds that need cultivating and seeds that need taming.
Let the self-seeders reseed, if you wish.
Seeds are low risk, high reward.
Plant many and don’t worry too much.
At season’s end, know: I grew this one from seed.
This one was mine from the beginning.