Today another one from the garden. I bet you have never heard of ‘Chenopodium giganteum‘, or ‘goosefoot’, so called for the shape of the leaves. ‘Giganteum’ is also quite appropriate as this plant becomes positively gigantic, hence probably its other nickname ‘tree spinach‘ (the green leaves are edible and taste like spinach). Another well chosen nickname is ‘magenta spreen’ because of the brightly pink colour of the growing tips, looking as if sprinkled with glittering magenta dust. In short, it makes for a striking presence in the kitchen garden.
A few years ago an acquaintance gave me some seedlings, which I planted immediately. The following years I did not see them anymore and I completely forgot about them. Until this year, when the plants popped up in their colourful splendour between the courgettes and cucumbers. It seems that the seeds of the tree spinach remained underground during all these years, waiting for the right time to germinate. They were there the whole time, invisible to the world but ready to sprout given the right conditions. Isn’t that incredible?
This is how it often goes with human talents as well. These can also live below the surface for years and then suddenly unfurl. I experienced this first-hand with my talent for coaching. I never thought this would be something for me, but it has always been there, when I look back on it now. You can read my story on my website. My seedlings had also been waiting for a long time to germinate, but a year or so ago the conditions were apparently right.
In this germination process I served as my own coach, assisted by the many books I read and the online seminars I followed. Now that I’m a coach myself, this is what I treasure: letting people discover their other, sometimes still hidden talents and stimulate them to let their seedlings grow into beautiful plants.
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