Remove six to eight seeds from the packet,
but if twenty slide out of the paper envelope into your hand,
plant them all.
Press the seeds into the soil gently
or scatter them clumsily across the surface.
The roots will find their way.
Mist gently with a sprayer
but if you don’t have one, just pour water into the dirt
and the seeds will forgive you.
The optimal amount of sun
is the exact amount of light that filters through the trees
and spreads itself over your windowsill.
You will see the first buds
when you have earned your garden’s trust.
Trust in it, too.
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