Grow or Die – this may sound a bit harsh, but it is what we live by on the farm. Obtained it from our parents when we were kids growing up on an 80-acre farm in Wisconsin. If any of you have been lengthy gardeners and/or farmers you may understand this.
“GROW OR DIE!”
Now, the thing you have to realize on this is, that we say it with a very firm voice to everything on the farm! There is no time or room for pleasantries, politeness, or pampering (although the last one wins out on occasion).
The funny thing about it – IT WORKS!?!
We have found that if you try to plant something and use too much T.L.C. – it fails. Transplanting, seed starting, trimming – all of it gets attacked and told to either “Grow or Die!” We don’t have time to fiddle around with “maybe I will, maybe I won’t” attitudes around here. (yes, I am LMAO while typing this, just cuz it’s true!)
(FYI – to add to your humor consideration, the pic above was my beautiful onion plot after I spent a whole, hot day laying down newspaper, dragging over tons of our homemade compost and sticking my bulbs into it with appropriate spacing. By the very next morning, the guineas and chickens had torn it to shreds. LIFE LESSON # 5BILLION: Either fence it off well or put it in the greenhouse – duh! LMAO – they died – lol)