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How often do you visit your plants and why?

 
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One of my favorite things to do is to walk around my food forest and garden almost daily and check on and observe my plants?

Most of the time I do it almost daily, because it's so relaxing and enjoyable to me, but it's also nice to wait a couple of days sometimes to see a bigger change in growth.

My favorite things to observe are my fruit trees and berry bushes, so I usually spend more time amongst them.

How often do you visit your plants and why? Do you have favorites or spend more time at some of them?
 
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I like to call myself a harvest gardener. I make really rich soil and then plant things so thickly that weeds have no space. Then I just pick things.

Sometimes, I might be knee-deep in it and only discover that I own a certain plant, when I decide to harvest it. I may have looked at that particular block a dozen times, but never visited that particular plant. It seems like a free one when that happens.

I visit fruit trees very regularly when I know they're about to ripen.
 
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I love to visit almost everything everyday...cooler weather more often.  

Usually I'm doing something specific in one of the gardens or around the fruit trees but I still try to observe most of the area while I'm working.

My favorite is to go out at dawn with no intent and just wander with a cup of coffee and no tool...but normally I have a plan, either watering or scything or planting something.

When we are gone overnight or longer I do appreciate the changes I see but if I'm home I can hardly stay away.

The 'why' is more complicated and somewhat vague...for peace of mind maybe? to just observe and see what needs doing next...many times it's nice just to relax and look without feeling a need to 'do' something.

...and favorites to check on would have to be anything blooming or fruiting!
 
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as often as I can!! Which, realistically, often means only a super quick stroll every morning as I get out to feed the rabbits, or even less if it's rainy or cold, and a long day out working among the plants once a week or so. I've got spring fever, but this is my busiest season for work and I'm expecting to be squarely located within crazytown til I stop in mid-December.
(I have a long weekend booked away in 3 weeks, which means my seedlings need to be in the ground and somewhat stable by then. not sure when that's going to happen, especially with 10 days of not-a-moment-of-sun in the forecast.)
 
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Every time I need a spike in happiness.  My garden and the wild forest that surrounds it is a place of peacefulness that provides mental services that I cannot begin to explain.  The human constructed world is much too often a place of stress for me.
 
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