I have never had much luck keeping plants alive. I remember one time my mom bought me a potted palm tree for my bedroom and I promptly killed it. Well I guess it wasn't completely dead because she managed to bring it back to life.
This year I really wanted to start a garden to try to grow some food. With my history of plant killing I wasn't very confident, but I had to try! So on Mother's Day my sister, mom and I got planting. We bought and planted bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, broccoli and corn seedlings. I later bought and planted green bean and carrot seeds. We also have a bunch of "volunteer" pumpkins growing from last year's pumpkins rotting down to seeds.
Surprisingly the only plants that seem to be on the edge of death are the broccoli plants. There was one really good floret that I should have harvested but it ended up getting too hot and dying. I have some small florets now, but I am not sure if I should let them grow or cut them off. I am pretty stumped with growing broccoli. We have 2 full sized cucumbers that I have been debating harvesting (which I should probably do before I kill those too!) and a bunch of green tomatoes getting ready to ripen. I call that a win!
It is really exciting that this garden wasn't a complete fail. I'm already thinking about next year and how I want to grow even more. Last night I was talking about starting my list now so I don't forget things I want to plant.
Black Thumb to Future Farmer right here!
Do you garden? What's your favorite thing to grow? What should I add to my Must Grow list for next year?
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pup. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance