1. 36

    यादृशं तूप्यते बीजं क्षेत्रे कालोपपादिते । तादृग् रोहति तत् तस्मिन् बीजं स्वैर्व्यञ्जितं गुणैः ॥ ३६ ॥

    Whatever (kind on seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, (a plant) of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.

  2. 37

    इयं भूमिर्हि भूतानां शाश्वती योनिरुच्यते । न च योनिगुणान् कांश्चिद् बीजं पुष्यति पुष्टिषु ॥ ३७ ॥

    This earth, indeed, is called the primeval womb of created beings; but the seed develops not in its development any properties of the womb.

  3. 38

    भूमावप्येककेदारे कालोप्तानि कृषीवलैः । नानारूपाणि जायन्ते बीजानीह स्वभावतः ॥ ३८ ॥

    n this world seeds of different kinds, sown at the proper time in the land, even in one field, come forth (each) according to its kind.

  4. 39

    व्रीहयः शालयो मुद्गास्तिला माषास्तथा यवाः । यथाबीजं प्ररोहन्ति लशुनानीक्षवस्तथा ॥ ३९ ॥

    The rice (called) vrihi and (that called) sali, mudga-beans, sesamum, masha-beans, barley, leeks, and sugar-cane, (all) spring up according to their seed.

  5. 40

    अन्यदुप्तं जातमन्यदित्येतन्नोपपद्यते । उप्यते यद् हि यद् बीजं तत् तदेव प्ररोहति ॥ ४० ॥

    That one (plant) should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, (a plant of) that kind even comes forth.