Growing vegetables is like trying to have a conversation with Nature.
It starts with you, standing with the seed, requesting the Nature to "Do the Needful". You request the nature to help the seed to sprout. To give it a chance in Life.
Nature responds back. Perhaps there is some "Karma" game happening here in the result. [Also known as 'random chance happening'].
If and when seed sprouts, it is essentially like Nature's a citizen.
Now you offer water, food and protection to the seedling, to the best of your abilities.
You do your best to feed right amount, right ingredients. You try to give enough water, you try your best to protect the plant from insects and other predators.
Nature responds back with her reaction, either accepting or rejecting. The seedling is just a messenger.
You learn overtime, make mistakes, correct them, hypothesise, experiment. All the while trying your best to save the seedling.
Sometime you go greedy, sometime you act like a stupid, sometime you don't pay enough attention. All the while you keep getting feedback from nature via the seedling. It is either starving, thirsty or happy etc.
If your hunches are correct, if your observation skills are strong, if you are a fast learner, you might get the seedling to next stage in its life.
You rinse and repeat this till you take the plant through all its life Journey.
In that period all you did was trying to have a conversation with Mother Nature.
It is a Journey, seems to be about finding the right way to converse with Nature. Kindness towards all living beings helps a lot. do does listening to the conventional wisdom.