posted on May, 19 2014 @ 07:30 PM
originally posted by: TDawg61
Some people have an affinity for working the land.Well done sir and your posts are missed.
I agree but one should never give up. I started out having absolutely no luck in growing anything. Everything I planted and tended to fondly, either
died or never came up. My soil is a mixture of sugar sand and small patchy areas of loam.
I rescued some bare root roses from Home Depot that were being thrown out. They gave them to me, because they were is such bad shape, they couldn't
even identify what type of roses they were. I didn't expect anything to happen, so no matter what happened, it was okay with me. To my surprise they
grew, very quickly, into some of the most beauty roses I have ever seen. I had 3 Joseph's coats, 3 huge red roses, 1 bright yellow and 1
breathtakingly beautiful, light purple one. I can't take credit for them, they just basically grew on their on with just a little watering from me
when needed. I was only able to get to the house once a week, so they didn't even get much water.
I was vindicated. I now knew I "could" grow things! Wrong. Everything I planted died. I took instructions from the internet. I augmented and tested
the soil, no luck. Then I noticed something very unusual. I could throw almost any kind of seed on the ground and it would take root and grow like
crazy. Practically all the flowers, trees, and fruit that I have on my property, came from seeds. I have quite a few plants that grew from seeds I
didn't put out. I believe they were dropped by the birds or the rabbits that hang out at my place because of my well stocked pond. Again I can't
take credit for one fish in my pond. They either came in with through the water table, from the eggs on the herons or the feet of other birds. The
bass, I know came from my neighbors pond. He had his pond stocked with bass and when we had the hurricanes and flooding, some found themselves in my
pond. Two of the turtles, I did put in the pond, when they outgrew their containers, but the other turtle came from who knows where.
So we may not all be lucky ,or have a green thumb, but stick with it. You may find out that some things dont' need or want tending to, like my cat.