EsoTerracisms: Time – JP018

Today we cover two new conceptions of time to help you garden. Separately, we recently took a tour of an embassy garden and were informed by the Head Gardener that when Holly Trees are very “berried” then that implies we will have a particularly harsh winter. This is one of the cycles we help you identify in today’s episode.

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I am Mason Olonade and this is Jìgìjìgì: Africulture Podcast. Here we believe building a healthy soil builds a healthy soul, so we share strategies for how to do both. To do both we ask two questions: How do you grow while you grow Kale, Collards, Tomatoes, and Melons. And why, do you think, the healthiest soils are Black?

Starting in the summer I began thinking of the almanac and books like Planting By The Moon. I appreciate it astrology and I can at least rationalize how it makes sense. I extended my curiosity towards the astrological implications upon farming and general plant growth. I found books like Circle Gardening and other biodynamic texts. From Circle Gardening they say Earth signs influence development of roots, water signs of leaves, light or air signs of flowers, and warmth or fire signs of fruit and Seed.

However, this wasn't enough, I needed the abyss, the great Blackness to show me the deep thought. The deep thought and I heard it think , “On the inundation depended all of the hopes of the peasant. It affected the revenue of the government, both it by its influence on the scale of taxation, and by the greater or less prophets of the exploitation of grain and other produce, and it involved the comfort of all classes. The result of a favorable inundation was not confined to tangible benefits, it had the greatest effect on the mind of every Kemeti by long anticipation, the happiness arising from it, as the regrets on the appearance of a scanty supply of water, being far more sensibly felt than in countries which depend on rain for their Harvest or future prospects not being so soon foreseen, hope continues longer [with] the Kemeti, on the other hand being able to form adjust estimate of his crops even before the seed is sown or the land prepared for its reception.”

In Ancient Kemet, the Nile River was known as the Hapi what an interesting distinction is revealed to us through history by Sir J Gardner book in in A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. The interesting distinction is "as long as the inundation happened reasonable approximation of harvest could be had even before the land was prepared for seed.” This is such a contrast from today where even the weather man doesn't know what's going on half the time.

The depth continues to think, “other remarkable effects may likewise be partially attributed to the interest excited by the expectation of the rising Hapi and it is probable that the accurate observations required for fixing the seasons in the period Of the annual return of the inundation which was found to go inside with the heliacal rising of Sirius of the dogs contributed greatly to the early study of astronomy in the Valley of the Hapi the precise time when these and other calculations were first made by the committee it is impossible now to determine we may infer that the constant observations had been made and nile-ometers constructed even before that early. And astronomy geometry and other Sciences I said to have known have been known in Kemet in the time of the hierarchy which preceded the accession of their first king Menes. At all events we conclude that the Agriculture and the peculiar nature of the river the accurate method adopted by the Kemeti in the regulation of their years to be attributed. That by the return of the seasons so decidedly marked in Kemet they were taught to correct those inaccuracies to which approximate calculation was at first subject and that the calendar no longer suffered to depend on the vague length of the solar Revolution was this annually brought to a fixed period.”

And so the deep thought says time was created for agriculture. Fascinating.

Of course, that interesting distinction reveals itself again, alongside reasonable approximation of harvest they had the luxury of reaping four harvests each year instead of our two or three if you have excellent management with that amount of time comes concomitant experience and greater study of the aforementioned zodiacal implications.
One evening, we were laying in bed talking when the lamp shifted off balance and something fell to the floor. The lamp shade? I didn't understand how the lamp moved on its own? It didn’t. The monstera pushed it.

I noticed after bringing in my plants for the summer it took them about two weeks for them to adjust to the differences in my room. The phototropism, their movement in response to light ha by then ceased. About 2 weeks later I saw the youngest leaf, the leaf most active in its phototropism had been facing the wall. I didn't get it until weeks later it is still the same. I’m trying to move the lamp I feel the strong force on it, lift it slowly so you don't break it, I thought to myself. But I also thought that that was from the very short plug. No. As soon as I looked at the lamp up that young be shut out and it slowly turned into place. It is now that third week of the third two-week difference a couple days later the monstera exhibited it's full chest voice.

What is the time experience by plants? It may be likely that each species feels a differently. I think for the monstera in a temperate climate a day maybe two weeks. Earlier today I was going to start on some work and the monster has spoke to me and inundated me in a feeling I've never heard before. had a task and I had had everything I could possibly need to get started, and then I already felt the task was complete? All I had to do was start time would pass and I would be done. I think patience broadens with these two new conceptions of time. Everyday is getting longer now in winter and soon will be springing forward again. I want you to consider the regulation of the Season by time and use that to see how nature shows you her cycles especially as you groove into your soil to plant that new seed. Also, consider sharing Jìgìjìgì with your closely related siblings of the soil and we will save then as we say now Asante Sana. Medase Pa Modupe O Thank you for listening to Jìgìjìgì.