Could those years of hydroponic growing make you a potential candidate for the most powerful job in the country? We think the prime minister could learn a thing or two from growers.
Of course, this isn’t a dig at our current leader, but more directed to those folk in politics who have never had the luxury of a questionable curry on Friday night, topped off the following morning with “look what you did last night texts”.
1) You can’t grow a great plant in an unsuitable environment.
A hydroponic grower understands the value of having a good, stable environment in which his/her plants can grow. You wouldn’t dream of growing without having the equipment, space, tools etc that make your growing environment conducive to producing a high quality plant.
If a hydroponic grower became prime minister, they would understand that a country needs cultivating through the putting in place of systems that let things work out naturally. They understand that you can’t make a tomato plant grow taller through coercion and rulemaking but instead you can nurture, encourage and support a high yielding, high quality plant.
2) External influences can destroy a lot of hard work
Great, so you have a well oiled operation. The country is strong economically, the population is happy and things seem to be ticking over nicely aside from a little crime here and there but your well-equipped police force will mop that up. Then BOOM! A new EU policy gets under everybody’s skin, wipes out an industry and leads to riots on Trafalgar Square (again).
A hydroponic grower with his/her experience of dealing with algae, pythium and other issues will understand the importance of foreseeing external issues and doing something about them, before it happens.
3) No matter how good your plans, if the people putting it into action aren’t up to the job, don’t let them get involved or replace them.
Even the best ideas can become a huge flop if the people working out the details are useless. The hydroponic grower knows that they need to be in the driving seat of his/her grow so that the whole setup doesn’t fall into disarray. The prospect of leaving your grow in the hands of a non-grower for a few days is nothing short of nerve wracking.
Unfortunately in Westminster, it seems that a huge chunk of policy ends up in the hands of administrators, accountants and project managers which almost guarantees the end result doesn’t come out as planned.
A hydroponic grower would approach a project and see it out until the end, which is the only way to guarantee the end result meets expectations.