I have a purple thumb. No, pink. Yellow. Orange.
Well, whatever it is, it's not green.
My mother can grow anything. She's always had a garden of sorts, lush with squash, herbs, potatoes, and even loofah sponges. I, on the other hand, have managed to kill everything I've ever grown...even a cactus.
This year, though, I am determined to be a gardener! We moved into an apartment with a patio deck, so I've got the space for a few containers. I bought a book at Lowe's called 3 Step Vegetable Gardening to give me some basic instruction. I bought the containers...I bought the plants...I'm doing this.
The good news is that I haven't killed anything yet. The bad news is that not much else has happened either.
My strawberry plant looks a little sad. I have yet to see any strawberries.
My pepper plant just exists.
It hasn't grown me any peppers yet, but it has grown mushrooms. Weird.
I'm not discouraged, though. I still have one more plant - a pumpkin plant. It's pretty unorthodox to grow pumpkins in a container, so I just planted one seed. And look what I found last week...
It's so beautiful! And it keeps growing every day.
I doubt that I'll turn into a master gardener overnight. And, I doubt that I'll see any peppers or strawberries out of this year's "crop". But, I did get a seed to sprout...and that's something. Right?