Folks, I think it’s official. I don’t think I can garden. At least not traditionally anyway.
I can do tomatoes. Yes, those are thriving like nobody’s business and I can’t wait to start picking for caprese salad lunches and no-cook pasta sauce.
I can do spinach. It’s taken EONS for the seeds to sprout, but I’ve finally got some leaves to add to our weekly salad nights.
But the zucchini? Green beans? Carrots?
Um… I think they’re dead?
Tell me – how exactly do you kill the easy vegetable to grow? And how is it that leaves turn brown and whither when they’re plenty watered and given plenty of sun?
My gardening black thumb is the reason why I regrow so many plants in water on my kitchen table, but I’m not giving up just yet!
As with any life lesson, I’m learning leaps and bounds about gardening – both what TO do, and what NOT to do – and I hope it’s helping you guys along the way… even if the “help” is merely encouragement that gardening isn’t easy and it’s okay if you’re not good at it!!
I’m sharing my gardening tips for people who can’t garden over at The Humbled Homemaker, and it’s just the pick-me-up you might need if your harvest isn’t exactly going as planned. Tip #2 is actually why my tomatoes are still alive, and tip #4 is why I’ll plant them again next year!
You can read my black-thumb gardening tips here, and check out these other posts on gardening too:
- 10 Regrow Plants in Water Alone
- 5 Clever Gardening Hacks
- Composting Basics for Beginners
- Urban Square Foot Gardening
- 7 Things Every First-time Gardener Should Know
- 50 Ways to Fertilize the Garden for Free
- DIY: Raised Garden Bed for Under $15
- 7 Ways to Water the Garden for Free