Because of us, our food plants are the most successful species on the planet - I've read.
No, I don't go poking around in the soil to look at them. DW does that and I'm always going, "Leave them alone!!" I think I'm the better gardener but she is often telling me, "There's something wrong with those plants. You better check them out." She's always right - more simpatico
. I'm just stumbling thru, I guess.
The seed casing can be a problem. It is either inhibiting the seedling or the seedling didn't have enuf viability in the 1st place to throw it off. How would we know which?
Yes, there may be environmental factors, too. It is one of those careful things I feel I have to do with these tiny critters. I mean, nobody expected me to be a concert pianist or a surgeon! It's a lot to expect
from a guy with #13 boots and hands to match!!
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks