GARDENING/SHARING - Nice To Hear From Success Stories From New Garden
[Pic credit to Buyer H. Thanks for sharing & encouraging us !] Many say you will need green fingers to have a beautiful garden - which I am not even sure what it means by now - since I am not sure I had one (oops I mean 10) green fingers when I started my gardening. Anyway, I am not much of a believer of this term and I blogged about it in my listing here (can type "green finger" to find that article to read). To me, gardening is our (own) journey, where experience can be accumulated through trials and errors, time, effort and hardwork. I had killed many plants before (I am no different from you), some of my seeds didn't germinate in the beginning because my methods were wrong, the MOG used were less than ideal, some germinated but wilted off due to stupid actions on my part (yeah ...learn something new on internet and thought it would work but next thing I know I had to kiss my seedlings/plants goodbyes and RIP), there are many reasons behind why something happened (or not happened). Sometimes, it happened (or didn't happen) to you but not your other friends. Yes, this can be the case because everyone growing conditions are different and what we used are different, by placing your pots a few inch away from another spot may yield different results ! You will need to understand why - observe, search for answers (pls ask Google or ask your own sellers - not me because I don't know what conditions your plants were grown in and what conditions they are supposed to thrive in & seriously it is quite unfair for me to comment - don't you think ? Hence, let's cut the chase and pls don't waste time in asking those questions on plants and MOG bought somewhere), try if you believe in the recommended solutions from internet, if they live and thrive (congratulations!), if they didn't make it, learn, pick ourselves up and start again (yes, that should be the spirits we all need in life, regardless of what were our undertaking) ! After all, those famous inventors, like Edison, did not successfully invent theirs in one exercise but after many trials and failures, so what makes us better than them that we can and should succeed in one shot ? Next, let's understand the needs of maintenance (and probably some hardwork). I recently walked past a community garden and saw the sad state of the different plots & plants in the enclosed area, I told the friend I was with - "why would anyone started something, (probably pay a monthly rental fees? - not sure how community garden works but this is my assumption) and left them in such a sorry state" ? The ground were hard (probably need to do a lot of soil flipping), the MOG may not look like one that can and thrive plants (most of the plants look very thin & probably malnutrition, some insect infected), most of the plots look poorly maintained and dated, even though some ideas in the enclosed area were interesting. Yes, it takes hardwork and time to maintain a garden (I don't want to lie to you), especially when you do it without pesticides or unnatural additives. Just like a well groomed woman or man will need his or her hairdresser visits, maybe even do a bi-monthly or monthly type of facial in order to look presentable. Yeah ...Got the drift ... ?😊 Hence, if you are unsure about your commitment and ability to keep up with the pace and cycle, please start small and expand slowly - one step at a time, one pot/plant at a time, just like Buyer H. Soon, you will have a beautiful garden with fresh & natural food on your dining plates, a nice sight and natural smell that enhances your environment, a healthier lifestyle (believe me gardening is very therapeutic & less radiation from excess screen time), just to name a few of these benefits. So, take your first step, shoulder on and you will reap what you sow eventually. 😊 All the best ! Be blessed ! Thanks for reading !