The Hopeful Gardener
|April 30, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Horticulture, Produce|
Here’s the deal – I kill plants. I’m great with pets and children (just ask my friends) but I have trouble keeping plants alive. While I could regale you with stories about my gardening missteps, it can be summarized by saying that I’ve been told that when it comes to plants, I should stick to silks.
Recently I’ve been motivated to plant something, anything, and see if I can sustain it. Yesterday I had the day off so I decided it was time to start a small container garden in a blank spot where I will see it every day. After consulting with my Momma (who can grow just about anything and who did not pass on that gene to me), I decided to plant tomatoes and herbs. A trip to my local garden supply store and $56 later, I came back with:
I got cherry tomatoes, basil, oregano and chives, plus all of the items I needed to get them in some dirt. Here’s what it looks like now:
From time to time I’ll write updates on how it is going and probably ask for tips. If anyone has any advice, please feel free to share. I am hopeful that one day I will be able to show you photos of beautiful cherry tomatoes and herbs!