SHARING/GARDENING - Your Garden, Your Choice & Your Personal Journey ...Enjoy !
One buyer told me - She heard some comments saying that strawberry plants needs to grow in 24 x 7 aircon room. I told her that I saw reports of growers using ice water to water their plants. Nevertheless, I also told her - mine are all outdoor and full sun for now and served with rainwater and tap water diligently, I am not sure if I will eventually move them elsewhere as I plan to take one step at a time as I move forward. For now, these strawberry and roses look good under full sun. In fact, these strawberry and rose plants grow faster here than in their previous half sunny half shady position (yeah, I also get hearsay but I worked my own experiments to believe) and new seedlings started to show up in the strawberry pots (see those tiny little seedlings - they are new - probably my previous growing conditions didn't manage to germinate them - in their time they will come) and new rose bulbs quickly showed up since the last bloom - the time lag wasn't too long. That being said, there is nothing wrong with growers using aircon to grow their strawberry or roses or ice water to water their plants, maybe it is a different species from mine, maybe they are condition to do so by the nurseries (and many more possible variations of factors) ? As long as you understand what you bought, what you are doing, are comfortable and they continue to thrive, then live and let live la (aka 安啦！). What I think is not important but what you experience will be. This also means that if you have purchased plants/seeds elsewhere, I couldn't comment much since I don't know how they were grown or harvested. It won't be fair for me to anyhow comment just to impress you and it would be very irresponsible of me to do so. Don't you agree ? Nevertheless, for those plants and seeds I have sold, I am very comfortable giving advice because I had experienced them first hand. Sometimes, buyers will show me their pics (especially when they panic) and I will give them my opinion from my own experience, it will be up to buyers to adjust or not. Sometimes, I do ask buyers (especially those willing to keep in touch with me) for updated pics - knowing that position they placed their pots may not be the most ideal place to grow such a plant but due to lack of space, we had no choice - and made some comments about how to deal it if I see something can be improved (yeah, include aesthetic of plants - one male buyer said he didn't know he signed up for "arts & crafts" lessons when he signed up for my gardening 101...sorry pal I am strict). 😅😅😅😅😅 In any case, my encouragement is to take first step, try (if you have nothing to begin with, why worry about "failures" ?), observe, learn, seek info, monitor, repeat the cycles until you succeed. In the meantime, the journey may be painful, but it can be filled with surprises too, do enjoy the journey and grow your own experience. Last but not least, do share your knowledge if you have achieved - it is always a blessing to be able to bless regardless of our social & financial status and security. Thanks for reading ! Happy gardening ! [Please note - the leaves in one of the strawberry pots are not yellow but it was due to my poor photography skills and old phone camera that I did not manage to capture the true color. Hence, pls pardon me.]