I was very curious as to the size of a lettuce seed? And I wondered: how many lettuce seeds there are in a quarter ounce of lettuce seeds? And how much space would I need to grow lettuces from a quarter ounce of lettuce seeds?
I looked it up. Astounding.
There are 25000 seeds of lettuce in one ounce of seeds, which brings it down to 6250 seeds per quarter ounce. For a quarter ounce of leaf lettuce seed, a farmer needs at least 100 feet of field worth of rows times 300 feet–a third of a football field.
A quarter ounce of lettuce seed. That is so light that you hardly notice it in the palm of your hand.
And this quarter ounce of leaf lettuce seeds. how many people will it feed? How many trucks will it take to move this crop? How many workers will be employed just harvesting the fruit of this tiny little quarter ounce of lettuce seed that I could hardly feel in my hand?
There is potential in the seed, wouldn’t you say?
I like the possibility that seeds hold.
Power in the tiny.
Power in the growth.
Seeds:Sacred. Exponential. Extravagant. Dazzling.
Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp
#475 The dentist’s kindness toward my husband
#474 A quiet evening at home
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