When Spring came, I was so excited to start my own little “deck garden.” I bought a bunch of colorful pots, dirt, seeds and watering cans. Since I didn’t want to grow everything from “scratch” I also bought a few plants to nurture (Home Depot became my favorite place to go after work!) I grew my own Basil, Chives, Oregano, Zinnias and Marigolds, and purchased four tomato plants and some various other ones. My mom is a total green thumb so I figured I should start following in her footsteps!
After work, I would go home and check on my little babies making sure that they were watered and happy. This lasted for a few months and then I started slacking. I didn’t water as often, and they started looking a little brown. I rejuvenated a few of them and promised myself that I would be a better caretaker. Then the late summer/fall heatwave hit and it was all over. I seemed to have forgotten about my plants, and 90% of them died. Crispy. Brown. Dry. Dead. What a bummer. Trying new things is all about learning what to do and what not to do.
To do? WATER! Harder than I thought! I am going to give it a rest for the Winter and start back up again next Spring.