GARDENING/SHARING - After-thought Sharing Of An Update From A Buyer - For Juz.Carouseling "Sharing Is Caring" Series
It is always awesome to get updates from buyers - be it good or bad news. This is one of them ! If it is good news, then we all can celebrate a success ! If it is a bad news, let's put our heads together and see what can be changed to improve the situation (to be fair ... please approach your sellers if your seeds or plants are not purchased from me as I do not know how your sellers grow their stuff or where their seeds came from & it won't be fair for me to comment. Thanks for your understanding on this matter) ! Gardening is not a fixed sum game, like you follow a certain formulae and you will get there like everyone else. That being said, you can still follow some basic planting notes or other experienced gardener's methods, however, please do not be surprised if you still end up with a very different set of results. As you know, everyone's situations and growing conditions (sun, wind, heat, rain etc) are different, the choice of medium of growth (types of medium, types of nutrients used etc) may be different, our methods of growth (just throw seeds into the pots - I noticed many of you did that vs. sow seeds using the correct methods) may be different etc. It is more like a science lab exercises, you need to keep adjusting the elements till you find your own way of growing each types of seeds. It is easier to blame seed if things did not turn out the way we want or expect it. It is always good to reflect, investigate and review our own actions. Let me give you an example, I used to be able to score at least 4 water plant seeds consistently & manually each times when I was younger. As I aged, my eyesight is turning bad, my hands lost its strength after 2nd seed, so now I only do 2 seeds at the same time to maintain consistency. Sometimes, even 2nd seed, I had to re-do after a few days because it is not growing. It takes skills, experience (& understanding to apply corrective actions at the right moment) to do such thing, hence, let's ponder what we did right and incorrectly, so we better ourselves in our own journey in pursuing a beautiful garden. Remember Rome is not built in one day & Edison did not invent lights in one experiment - he took many failed exercises to succeed. A beautiful garden needs patience, time and care to build. Gardening is a very therapeutic exercise (at least to me & hope you find same peace too). At the end of the day, you can use/eat/drink/smell the "fruits" (herbs, vegs, fruits, flowers, tea, applications, air cleansing, etc) of your own success. Like this buyer, he took many months of care to get his lily to bloom. So, be patience, someday your seeds/plants may surprise you ! Thank you Buyer L for your constant hardwork ! Well done ! 👏👏👏👏👏 Thanks for coming back to share ! I appreciate it ! All the best to all of your gardening exercises ! Thanks for reading !