If I had a gardening philosophy it would be, leave it alone, it will grow on its own. I water but rarely fertilize, weed, or prune. Sometimes this works and sometimes not. My garden, left alone produces weeds; the plants are stunted and unproductive. Unlike a practice, if my garden does not produce it does not affect my livelihood or impact the health of my community, it’s only visually unappealing and less bountiful.