I have never been inclined to believe that I possessed a green thumb due to my complete and utter lack of success at growing anything up to now. I figured try and try again right? Only this time I had a back-up plan to guarantee that I wouldn’t fail. I decided to start my seedlings at home in my AeroGarden on March fifteenth.
After three weeks I transplanted the plants into my community garden plot, and I then learned a very valuable lesson about allowing my plants to harden off properly before putting them into the ground. Things were looking so sad that I didn’t even take a picture. My kale and brussel sprouts were droopy, the lettuce was wilting into the ground, the okra completely dried up and my herbs looked hopeless. I almost gave up, but I decided to take a look when I drove by a week later, and lo and behold there was LIFE! Upon closer inspection I found that I lost one lettuce, one tomato, two spinach and two okra. Everything else was flourishing!
This is so amazing! Now, I know this doesn’t mean that I have the green Midas touch just yet, but I’m sure feeling pretty confident. We’ll just have to wait and see what the harvest looks like and then I can officially say that this is my first and very own successful garden! I’ll keep you posted:)