“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain – Little Tassie Prepper

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain

My father has come down to Tassie for a visit, which is great as it has been a while since I last saw him, and he has provided me with some useful advice on my garden.  I have mentioned previously that my father is a great gardener, he has always produced amazing harvests of tomatoes.  I have asked him to check out my garden and provide me with some advice.

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He was mostly pretty happy with my work, yet he has recommended watering my tomatoes with Seasol once a week.  He said that it has provided him with a very bountiful harvest every year.  I have previously been reluctant to use Seasol, the reason is that I want to create a garden that does not need external input… something that is self reliant.  Yet, after talking to my father about his way of growing (and a quick internet search that confirmed that Seasol is organic), I decided to add this to my garden on a weekly basis.  What use is a self reliant garden that produces no output?

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was trying to replant the tomato plants which I had decided to cull.  I had planted multiple seedlings in the same location, with the intention of culling the ones which did not make the grade, leaving the strongest one to grow.  I used to do this with a pair of scissors or secateurs, just cutting the stalk and letting it drop to the base.  I tried a new way, of gently pulling the undesirable seedlings out of the ground, attempting to keep their roots intact, before replanting in another location.

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The seedling has seems to have grown a little in a couple of days, and is definitely looking mush happier.

 

Well, I have noted that these seedlings that were moved have shown almost zero growth since moved.  Some had grown a little, yet their growth was very gradual.  After a chat to my father, and a quick Seasol water, I noticed that the moved seedlings have dramatically improved, so much so that I was very surprised to see such a huge improvement.  I will continue to use this Seasol for a little while, till I can produce my own fertiliser to increase plant growth.  I believe that Seasol is made from seaweed… something that I could possibly gather and add to a home made feriliser.

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