Home gardens are made with love, and little time
I SAW an article on Facebook a few weeks ago saying their broccoli had failed and jokingly said it would be a lot better to just buy it at the local fruit and vegie shop.
This got me thinking. What do farmers do that we as home gardeners are not doing, and how do and how can we learn from them?
As much as we would like to, we can’t shift the farms to the neighbour’s block.
To have the fantastic produce a farmer can produce, you have to put in the time.
A farmer has a full-time job preparing the soil, giving the plants the right amount and type of fertiliser at the time they need it, keeping an eye out for pests and picking produce at the right time.
We home gardeners may not have the same amount of time to spend in the garden, so we have to adapt our garden to suit our time restraints.
We put some fertiliser on when we plant, if we remember we may give it some more fertiliser later on, once a week we check for pests, and we give it a drink of water every now and then.
Home gardening is not all about the percentage of failures to wins, it is about loving the produce we get back and knowing it will taste lovely.