Yes, I get this a lot. People often ask me is there really anything to learn about Gardening? Isn’t it like… you just put the sapling in soil/pot and its done? I tell them I wish it were that simple.. Here’s why do we need to learn container gardening –
This is a piece of land…
Look at the soil…
What is this soil?
Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Have a look.
All the above factors together contribute and make the Soil eco-system (known as pedosphere) . All the above factors create a nexus/network that makes soil habitable.The following image will help you better understand the nature of soil.
Eco-system takes care of itself. For example, the insects and microbes decompose the organic matter and make nutrients available to plants. Or when the ground water rises, it brings minerals to the surface makes it available for the plants. Now when you decide to start Gardening – here’s what you’re doing –
YOU REMOVED A SMALL SECTION AND MOVED IT INTO
AND NOW YOU EXPECT THAT THE SOIL IN THIS POT/CONTAINER WILL ACT JUST LIKE THE SOIL IN THE LAND. But how will that happen? There is no Eco-system.
UNLESS YOU CREATE ONE!! 🙂 🙂
THAT’S WHAT GARDENING IS ALL ABOUT! 🙂
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