These are the same nine gardening rules I used in my nursery and they’ve worked for over 40 years now.
I’m Doug Green, a semi-retired nurseryman, and award-winning author who used to grow 1600 varieties of perennials and 600–800 varieties of annuals and vegetables in my nursery before closing it down to write full time. I’ve been growing and passing along practical gardening information for over 40 years now and I’m happy to help you with organic gardening techniques that help make your garden a better place for you, your kids and pets.
I have nine gardening rules I’d like to share with you.
Doug’s Gardening Rule #1
You only have to feed your plants if you want flowers, leaves or fruit.
Doug’s Gardening Rule #2
If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong
Doug’s Gardening Rule #3
Plants die. Life happens.
Doug’s Gardening Rule #4
There’s a full spreader load of BS on the Internet about gardening.
Doug’s Gardening Rule #5
If you don’t like a plant, dig it up and give it away. Life is too short for disappointments
Doug’s Gardening Rule #6
Any plant smaller than I am is willing to be moved somewhere else in my garden — whether it thinks it’s willing or not.
Doug’s Gardening Rule #7
Gardening isn’t rocket science.
Doug’s Gardening Rule #8
Learn how to water properly. If you can do that, you can grow anything.
Doug’s Gardening Rule #9
See Rule #2.
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