A lot of stirring exploits are made by people who keep seeking and finding means to look further a moment. And sometimes thinking what next wanting to have at least an extra pair of hands intended to complement or match each other and add value. Many of the things we are up for need a form a supplement.

A supplement could be anything like a career, skill, opinion/judgement, as long it is a thing that can be added to something else in order to complete or enhance it. Thinking of a supplement, in most cases, it is anything close to people’s vital growth, i.e. health wise supplements are taken for medicinal purposes.

Now, to broaden the subject, supplements can be any recommended friendly substance that can connect and serves like another safe pair of hands for any given project. To add an extra element to add value, flavour or efficiency etc.

When people work to add value in their lives they incorporate or complement the best available supplement that matches the intended purpose. As long the supplement is compatible to give a positive crossmatching development.

The implemented supplement can be short term or long-term whichever way it is planted to be used as strategic plan for whatever the priority. It works very well when people can time and try to a picture a way the supplement will help interconnecting with the current work in order to yield the results.

Some of the few points that measure the suitability of a supplement are exploring the possibilities that;
• A supplement should be a companion or something that is meaningful to the intended outcome.
• A supplement is not a competitor, rather its adaptability is the best approach to help people want to increase efficiency or output.
• A supplement points out as a solution when people choose to proactively keep up with changes affecting their areas of interest.
• It is an action that looks at different but similar ways to make things work by addressing strategies or approaches in response to the demands of a situation.

Since, supplement is practically used in many areas. Right here opening our eyes in the field of farming, we can learn one or two things. A supplement can be seen through the process known as intercropping or companion planting. With companion planting or intercropping a different crop is planted in proximity. This process is used for many reasons including enhancing pollination, pest control, and maximising use of space, and where possible increase crop production. In the end, the main goal is production increase.

What usually happens is the farmer or caretaker is growing two or more crops in proximity. As mentioned before, this is a brilliant idea when the common goal is to produce a greater yield on a given piece of land by making use of resources that would otherwise not be fully utilised by a single crop. Thinking outside the box, generally, the same idea of intercropping can be used in real life situations where the idea under construction is using resources that can be used for multipurpose and turns to yield more separate gains. What an advantage!

Because this method involves two or more crops, careful planning is required, considering the crops, soil and climate. And taking into consideration that it is particularly important not to have crops competing for space, water, nutrient and sunlight. In order to avoid this competition, the common effective examples of intercropping strategies are;
• Planting a deep-rooted crop with a shallow rooted crop.
• Or planting a tall crop with a shorter crop that requires partial shade.

Again, thinking differently, the idea of planting crops with different demands can be used in real life situations. Where the project can accommodate other different dimensional life changing processes from a place of balanced conveniences.

Mutualism: – This is planting two crops in a proximity so that the other plant can benefit when the two plants interact in a way that increases one or both plant’s structural support (and therefore yield). For example, plants that are prone to tip over in the wind or heavy rain (lodging-prone plants). That may give structural support to their companion crop. The same way climbing plants can also benefit from structural support.

Temporal intercropping: – The same with intercropping, the farmer uses temporal intercropping by practising sowing a fast-growing crop with a slow-growing crop, so that the fast-growing crop is harvested before the slow-growing crop starts to mature. In some cases, the underlying advantage, is that the residue of the fast-crowing crop can be used as compost to enrich the soil and feed the slow growing crop. 

In addition, another temporal separation is found in relay cropping, where the second crop is sown during the growth, often near the onset of the reproductive development or fruiting, of the first crop, so that the first crop is harvested to make room for the full development of the second.
Mutualism and temporal intercropping are perfect methods that reflects on life situations where people take advantage of their strengths or area of expertise to play a bigger part in solving problems arising within or around the weaker areas. Subsequently to match one’s worthy.

All these examples tell a lot that life is an experience! Good or bad experiences are lessons learned, and learning is most effective when we are faithful to what the experiences teach us. Step-by-step we find things that adds value to stay strong, firm and steadfast – totalled supplement.

‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.’’ – Isaiah 48:17.