Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
xr280xr wrote: Kind of you guys, but I think Earthy can handle it just fine without a swarm of coddling. If you're gonna dish it out, you'd better be ready to take it too. Earthy said so.there's a difference between coddling as you put it, and encouragement. they were giving encouragement. everything that pieguy452 said is exactly what I experienced from a few "experienced growers". I have no problem taking it as you put it, but I do have a problem when it becomes a problem and tears someone down and makes them doubt if they are doing things correctly, especially a new grower or someone who has only been growing for a little over 2 years (such as myself).
xr280xr wrote:The user this was directed at has never posted in the forums again since. So maybe we're all just better off making a little bit of an effort to be more kind and encouraging with our advice.actually, that user and I exchanged PMs about the matter, and it was resolved; i.e we talked it out. so for you to hint that her disappearing was because of me is really not cool; there's something called life that gets in the way sometimes and eats up free time that you have...
Earthy wrote:I didn't enter at all because honestly, I've been told by some in the past 2 years of my growing that basically my growing skills weren't "up to par" in some areas and that my plants "should be bigger", or I was keeping them "too dry", etc. so I just didn't have the confidence to go up against the rest of the ones that enteredDon't let what others say effect you personally. Not everybody has perfect conditions, and perfect plants all the time. Every grower has their own techniques, and things that work for them. I know some of mine have been through the ringer, some intentionally and some oopsies too. Healthy isn't a color, it's an overall summary of total condition.
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