Normally, I would leave other Blogger’s to their own opinions, but I have read a blog this evening which has really annoyed me.
Apparently, growing both vegetables and flowers from seed is practically impossible and should not be attempted by anyone without at least 10 years gardening experience and is a complete waste of money – WTF!!!!!
As people who follow my blog know, I grow the majority of plants I either sell or for my own garden from seed. It is NOT rocket science, you do not need a degree in Horticulture and as long as you follow the instructions on the seed packet (If you buy from a reputable breeder, they would have no doubt invested a large amount of money and time to make sure the information they are providing you with is accurate) then, the chances are you will be rewarded from your efforts.
Nothing infuriates me more than someone who sells themselves as a true “Horticulturist” when all they do is grow plants from plugs and that are supplied to them by other people once they are at the ‘garden ready’ stage.
Yes, growing plants and food from seed is hard work. Yes, it requires time and effort, but trust me, the rewards are worth ten fold from those of just clicking on the internet and getting ready produced plug plants delivered to your door.
Growing food and flowers from seed is the way nature intended and if you are not prepared to put the time and effort into this process, then in my opinion, you are not a real gardener!!!
That is all, and for now, I will get off my soapbox 😉