Tending the garden

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Those who garden.,.

    Ya prepare the soil? Break it up fine, allow the roots room to grow? Put in compost or fertilizer to insure it has the nutrients for the plants? Plant the seeds or seedlings with proper spacing and depth? And then continue to prune and weed and fertilize as required?

    Or do you call the plants ignorant and smdismiss them summarily? Are you short tempered with your care?

    How long does it take a plant to bear fruit....

    How long does it take our efforts at IO?
     
  2. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    When I had a garden, it was shared with many others: hedgehogs and birds, lizards and mice and toads and snails. Cats, and a dog, too. Brambles and cherry trees, a compost and a walnut, hazel and currants, dog roses and daisies and dandelions...

    We claimed a patch of space for ourselves, for planting lawn and some vegetables. We kept the sumac from overgrowing the daisies, and the brambles and roses from hurting our neighbors. We pruned the plum tree and cut back the hazel when its pioneering for a proper forest was too vigorous. We had a friendly farmer's sheep help us with the daisies and dandelions. We spread the compost and planted strawberries, leeks and green kale and radishes.

    Our cats ate the lizards, the mice and the birds.

    Never-ending stories...
     
  3. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Me gramps use to say, "I just put seeds in the ground. What happens after that is up to God." That's pretty much how I see our efforts on IO.
     
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  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I like that.

    But that putting seeds in the ground...

    We just gotta watch which seeds.
     
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    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    We can watch ourselves. The seeds are doing fine. Just leave them alone, I learned, it is not good to pull them up and check if they already sprouted.

    If we want a lawn though, the lawnmower is a must.

    And birds like lawn seeds too, but they don't much care about lawns.

    To summarize: I am a part of the garden, not the other way around. So I do my bit of work, and there's plenty in it for me in return.

    Worrying never made anything grow.
     
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  6. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    There are seeds we plant for edible or commercial purpose; there are seeds we plant purely for the beauty and perfume of roses -- and there are seeds of trees, whose growth will benefit future generations for centuries ahead, but which completeness we will not see in our own lifetime ...
     
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    Arif Ghamiq Active Member

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    There are seeds planted for supplantation.
     
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  8. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I plant seeds in my garden...

    Because I continually need nourishment.
     
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