Isn’t it strange how some things end up in unusual places? Some examples would be the loose change that you find in the crevices of your couch or your favorite pen that somehow finds its way under your fridge. Most of them may have happened due to your carelessness or forgetfulness. Similar circumstances also occur in the plant world, this time with seeds. Have you ever wondered about how they end up in fertilized soil? It can be intentional, like when you use the Duncan drill parts to do the task in a very efficient manner. That will have you cover a large area where you can dip a lot of seeds in the soil in a short time. There are other interesting ways on how that can be done.
Those who have green thumbs should be well versed in how to plant. That is a controlled way of introducing the seeds to the Earth. Aside from the machinery mentioned above, some regular activities can contribute to the spread of seeds to many places. A good example is when you are eating fruit. Imagine that you have a piece of apple in your hand. When you finish eating it, what do you usually do? You most probably will, of course, throw it in the proper garbage container. The core that is left and not eaten contains seeds that can be planted. You can opt to scoop those out and try to grow them in your garden. Maybe you are the impatient type, and you chose to throw that to the vacant lot beside your home. If the soil there is mixed with a good fertilizer, you could have an apple tree emerge from there in the future.
Just like humans, animals can also assist in spreading seeds around the world. Some of them can carry and bring them elsewhere. Then there are the more unusual ones. Remember when your uncle told you that manure is an excellent fertilizer? Well, you can say that he is right. If plant seeds are part of an animal’s diet, they can spread these with their poop.
Birds with a seed-heavy diet can fly and then defecate while flying. If luck is on its side, the feces will land on healthy soil. Hopefully, after a few days, the seeds will be buried under and then get taken care of the natural way. Those should somehow get all the sunshine and water needed without any external intervention.
Physical intervention is not the only way to move seeds from one place to another. The environment is rife with elements that could handle it without any other forces. Strong winds can blow away seeds from high trees, so they can be flown to a plant-friendly area. Other seeds that have fallen off their sources can also rollover to a riverbank and onto the river itself. No one knows where the water flow will take them, but hopefully, they end up in a place where they can sprout out and become fully-grown plants or trees.
That goes to show that nature is there to assist in things like the growth of plants and trees. Humankind may innovate and invent things time and time again, but there will still be natural forces that can help shape this world. You can also give the Earth a helping hand by doing deeds that benefit the environment.