posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 06:36 PM
You're a cave person living way back in the day. You haven't had any food for a while as you've been hibernating all winter. You're ready to start
planting some vegetables in hopes of an eventual harvest.
You search around and find 100 different types of seeds. You have very little knowledge of how well these seeds grow as you're new to the area. You
need to produce as much food as possible, even if that mean just focusing your efforts on a few of the highest yield seeds. So you do the best you can
to carefully analyse each seed, the soil, the weather, the possible threats to the plant, the possible yield of produce it will create, and whatever
you can factor in.... etc etc.
You've narrowed it down to say 10 seeds that all look good. You're thinking of planting when you realize you might face a problem. You realize that
each seed planted is gonna require a lot of time and attention as it grows. It's gonna need daily watering, weeding, cultivating etc etc. You realize
that if you plant too many seeds then you could easily spread your time and energy too thin over too grow too many plants at once,.... that might go
badly as each won't get the time and attention it needs to grow up.
But you got another problem. Although you dont' want to spread yourself to thin, you also don't want to plant too few types of crops because you don't
know how well any of them will grow. If you only plant one and just water it, what if it produces nothing, then you'll starve come harvest time. so
you want to plant a reasonable number of seeds in hopes that at least 1 will flurish.
How can you effectively figure out how many types of seeds to try and manage at one time to give yourself the best possible chance at success?
Remember this is a life or death struggle. You're a caveman and if you don't figure this out then things could go badly for you. Please explain what
the best approach is??? Thanks
edit on 22-1-2016 by lavatrance because: (no reason given)