I have a black thumb. It's been proven time and again as I kill one innocent plant after another. Seriously I have managed to kill off even cacti and aloe....yeah, it's that bad. Yet I have still always wanted to grow something.
In the past I have tried to grow strawberries in a hanging pot, so as to keep the pets away, but they never even sprouted! I have tried to make a flower bed and plant herbs and flowers given to me by my grandmother, Me-Ma...I think maybe there's a rosemary bush still around, but everything else was a no go. Yet still I keep on keeping on.
I've never been able to successfully grow anything from a seed, so I just bought the potted plants from Lowes or Walmart...then I planted them, cared for them, watched them die...and so on and so forth.
I saw a cute little Buzzy kit in the dollar section of Target, it had a teeny planter, a packet of seeds, and some soil. I thought to myself, hell it's only a dollar, let's give it a try. They had a lot of different plants to choose from in these little kits, so I chose the TOMATO PLANT! Yeah! I've never tried to grow an actual vegetable.
I planted 5 of the seeds in the little pot. And all five seeds have sprouted! They are actually growing. It seems so simple, but it's a huge accomplishment for me. My Me-Ma and Gran-Gran were really into gardening and I always admired that. Me-Ma has been really supportive, giving me cuttings of plants she'd been growing since I was a baby...but nothing seemed to take. Nothing I had planted before ever grew, unless it was weeds lol! Gran-Gran used to grow tomatoes in pickle tubs and he would sell them, along with other awesome stuff he grew, at the Farmer's Market in SC. We lost him recently and I thought it would be nice to honor his memory by trying to grow tomatoes myself.
I am so glad that I didn't give up on this. I can't count the times in the past where I wasted so much time and money on plants and seeds and soil and supplies to no avail. I don't know why this time is different, but somehow I did it. Now I've got five gorgeous tomato sprouts growing strong!.