So, little did I know that traditionally men are in charge of the jamara planting ritual, but I took charge of our planting tonight, since I seemed to be most excited. Hopefully I didn’t commit some terrible taboo. First I took a shower to “purify” myself and then started the planting.
So what did I do?
Step one: Soaked the jamara seeds. You are supposed to soak them overnight, but I only soaked then for about 20 mins. My housemates said that was okay, hopefully it won’t disturb my jamara growing process…
Step two: Gathered materials… jamara seeds, container for the plants, and sand.
Step three: Filled the bottom of the container with sand
Step four: sprinkled jamara seeds in a single layer on top
Step five: covered with a thin layer of sand
Step six: Watered generously
Step seven: covered and stored in a dark place (the seeds grow better when moist and dark)
Step eight: water when necessary. Jamara should be moist but not swamped.
The plants are supposed to look yellowish green not green-green… so hopefully I start to see shoots soon.
I hope my little seeds grow. I’ll let you know what they look like in ten days!