One of the most common complaints I hear from gardeners in late spring is that their garden isn't growing as it should. Typically, it goes like this:
"Everything came up fine and was looking great - now it's 'just sitting there' doing nothing!"
Your garden really isn't being lazy. You haven't done anything wrong. In fact, your garden plants are doing exactly what they should be doing. Even though it looks like they aren't growing - they are. When plants seem to sit for days - or weeks - without doing a thing, they are developing roots.
As a gardener, you are understandably eager to see lush, green plant growth, but rest assured your plants are building the foundation they need to thrive. Without a strong root system, plants cannot support the growing weight of foliage or support fruits and veggies. They also can't carry nutrients and water to the growing plant.
So, they next time you are tempted to curse your garden because it appears as though it isn't growing, take a moment to consider the root growth taking place beneath the soil. Once the roots are established, plant growth will resume with a burst of renewed energy.
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