Have you ever been envious of your neighbor’s garden? Does it seem like the branches of their plants are sagging from the constant pressure of plump, juicy tomatoes while your plants are barely growing leaves? It’s not that you aren’t trying. Heck, you’ve spent hours watering and pulling weeds. The problem is that you can’t see what your neighbor is doing, because it’s not obvious. It’s underground. It’s in the soil. Your neighbor is creating the perfect habitat by controlling pH and ensuring the right nutrients are there in the soil. If you replace the soil with water in this analogy, then you have the perfect recipe for growing big fish in your pond.
Over the course of the next few days, I’m going to start a 3-part series on how treating your pond like a garden can create a fish-catching bonanza that your friends and family can enjoy throughout the year. You can also apply these same techniques to your actual garden and maybe your neighbor will be the jealous one next year when they see you with a stringer of plump fish in one hand and juicy tomatoes in the other.