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Gardening Series, Part 5
Where will your plants go?
Order and Ratio: The full picture of your co-creative
garden is about to unfold before you.

Revised: February 25, 2023

The Gardening Series


Row Order and Ratio

When you complete this garden session, you will see the full picture of your co-creative garden for this year.

You know if your garden will be planted in straight or curved rows, or no rows (part 2).

You have your seed and plant list (part 3).

And you know which plants go into which rows or sections (part 4).

Now you're ready to learn how many plants will be going in, and the way the plants will lay out next to one another.

Let's get to it! Remember, in a co-creative garden you won't necessarily be planting a row of broccoli, then a row of tomatoes, then a corner of herbs. When you are asking where to locate the plants/seeds, keep your mind open to all possibilities for how they will be placed.

Deck Planter

One row could layout like this: 2 snap pea, 1 tomato, 2 broccoli, 3 zinnia, 1 pepper, 1 broccoli, 1 basil, etc. Or maybe 4 broccoli plants in a row. Or you might have an oval section that contains 1/4 packet of collard seeds, 1/8 pack of carrot seed, 2 marigolds, 6 oregano, 1 squash. Or you may have a planter with 2 red nasturtium, 1 yellow nasturtium and 1 purple basil. Or . . .

You will identify the placement of each seed type/plant and how many to plant. Some plants may be in more than one location, in different ratios.


Seeing this series for the first time? Start from the beginning here. It's not too late!


Gut Gardeners

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Hit the Start Button. Tell nature you are ready to get the information for the order and ratio of the plants in your garden.

One easy way to do this is to use Paper Tags. See the paragraph on page 101 of your Garden Workbook about making paper tags. Since you're following your gut as nature works with you, you can sit at the table and arrange your tags as you feel nature is leading you to do. Talk aloud as you do this. Tell nature when you're unsure where to place something. Ask questions and speak to nature. Then follow your gut instinct and inclination. This is teamwork.

After you arrange your tags, ask aloud one tag at a time, how many (name of plant) are to go in that spot. Write the first number that pops into your head on that tag. When you're done, copy the layout of your tags onto a sheet of paper, along with the plant ratios. (You may want to use your table for other things between now and planting!)

If you're ordering seeds and plants, place those orders this week. If you'll be buying plants at local nurseries and greenhouses, make a shopping list with the total number of each plant you'll need. Then, when it's time to head out in early spring, just grab that list.

2.0 Gardeners

You are reading and working with pages 130-135 of The Perelandra Garden Workbook today. Machaelle explains exactly how to determine your plant order and ratio and how to chart it out.

If you are ordering seeds and plants when you finish this session, you'll have your numbers, so be sure to place those orders this week.

If you will be buying plants at your local nurseries or greenhouses, make a shopping list with the total number of each plant that you will need. Then, when it comes time to head out in early spring, you simply need to grab that list.

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Nature on Seeds

For further insight on seeds in general, on what each seed brings to your garden and a better understanding of your role in the process, read (or re-read) "Nature On Seeds" in The Perelandra Garden Workbook (pages 135-137).

A note for returning gardeners: If many of the same plants/seeds are going into your garden again, take care not to assume the layout will be like before. And don't worry if you test to put the same plant in the same place this year!


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Adding Minerals and Crystals

Seeds and plants aren't the only elements of a balanced garden. Perhaps your garden needs a "pinch of salt" — a mineral or crystal, a chair or bench, one of those glass globe thingees, etc. Read our full message about this here, then read pages 137 to 140 in your Workbook to find out what's right for your garden.


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Essence of Perelandra Balancing Tip

As you purchase things for your garden, strengthen and balance them before adding them into your garden biosphere.

Each day that your seeds and plants arrive (or minerals, other items that will go into your garden, or even new garden tools, etc.) — put whatever came in that day on the table in front of you.

Focus your attention on the seeds/plants/tools, etc. and state: "I wish to set up with nature to shift Essence of Perelandra." Wait 10 seconds. Then say you'd like to balance these items for placement/use in your garden.

Put 10 drops of EoP (Essence of Perelandra) in a clean spoon.

Hold the spoon out in front of you and say, "I wish to shift these Essence of Perelandra drops to the ______________ [new seeds, new plants, new tools, etc.]."

Continue to hold the spoon out in front of you for 10 seconds. The shift occurs automatically. After 10 seconds, the shift is complete and you are finished.

Nature did the shift for you, so you might want to give a little tip of the hat to nature and thank it before moving on with the rest of your day!


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