A walk through the garden shop of a large discount store takes quite a while these days. There is a vast selection of flowering shrubs and plants in full bloom and plenty of small seedlings sprouting in all directions from tiny, black plastic cups. There are rows and rows of pesticides and fertilizers and an entire department of gloves, water hoses, tools and outside decorations.
In the days before such modern conveniences, our ancestors still managed to cultivate enormous vegetable gardens in their backyards and produce beautiful blooms all around their house each summer. My father relied heavily on the words of wisdom from his ancestors to assist him in his passion for gardening every year.
Gardening Tips from the Old Days
Every old gardening tip handed down from our ancestors may not work as effectively as new techniques offered in today's society, but they sure are less expensive and a heap more fun.
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