Mystery Seeds Planted
Posted on Thu Nov 11th, 2021 @ 9:38am by Lieutenant Rayven Mist PhD
Location: Astra Surface
Once the commander left the cave Rayven set up a containment field in order to open the earthen jars containing the seeds. Putting one of the jars on the ground Rayven drew her phaser, set it on a low narrow beam taking careful aim at the seal around the top of the jar. After several minutes there was a slight popping sound indicating that the seal was broken.
Carefully removing the top of the jar Rayven scanned the contents and deemed them save, the seeds resembled squash. On a hunch she picked up the jar and took it out to a secluded plot of land, dug a small hole and placed a couple seeds in it. Next she walked to the nearby lake took some water and brought it back to where the seeds were she planted. Pouring the water on them Rayven kept scanning the seeds and in a few minutes they began to sprout.
Nearly thirty minutes later a healthy vine appeared, and vinned along the ground. It would take a few more hours to twenty four hours before the squash was ready to pick. Rayven didn’t want to alert anyone to this until she was certain it was going to be safe to eat. But early scans revealed it was.
Reuturing to the cave Rayven opened the rest of the jars nine more in all, each containing different seeds, from potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus, raspberries, blueberries, there were some fruit tree seeds, apple, pear and cherry that she didn’t plant but the rest of the seeds she did. The next few hours would tell how they did growing and just what they were as the seeds were old and could easily be from long extict species of seeds left behind by who ever had placed them there. The cave was going to require more exploration. But for now it was going to be getting dark soon and she wanted to get back to the ship with some of the seeds and do further testing and research on them before making her findings know to everyone. The commander knew and the captain needed to be told. Everyone else would wait until she was certain they were safe to eat. Tapping her com-badge Rayven returned to the ship.