I love gardens. I adore plants and flowers. I marvel at the birds and bugs they invite. My problem is though... I can't grow anything. I have tried and I can't even get a Chia Herb Garden to sprout! But with two daughters who like me are enamoured of the outdoors and love looking and picking plants I have mustered up the courage to try again. I wouldn't say I am scared of gardening but I feel bad for killing everything. But I am going to try.
I bought some plant kits with bulbs that sprout in water. So far about half have grown! This is huge for me. Others out of the same kit haven't sprouted and I can't tell why but hey... half if awesome.
Also I planted an avocado seed. The seed came from the most delicious avocado I have ever tasted. It was yummy and huge and I wanted my own delicious avocados so I stuck toothpicks in it and stuck it in water. To date it is about three feet tall!!!
This is the avacado that gave me the seed I planted.
At this point I feel like I'm on a roll so I bought a little gardening kit and watering can and a strawberry plant kit which I haven't actually planted yet because of one thing... I realized that despite my enthusiasm I still had no idea what I was doing so I went and got this huge book on gardening (thank you to the Borders clearance).
Now I feel like I am fully equipped to tackle my gardening demons. I can't say I'll actually be able to turn my black thumb green but I will try and I figure as long as the girls have fun and don't get to upset when their flowers never bloom then it will be worth it right?