My imaginary green thumb

So, once again I have gone and purchased a plant. Here is a picture of it – a bell pepper plant that I put into a galvanized tub in our backyard. You know, those bell peppers are expensive at the store, even at the Farmer’s Market and I would like to be able to grow my own. Nevermind that I have bought pre-grown herbs every year in spring and somehow killed them all. I’ve also grown herbs from seeds and killed those too. Once I even killed a cactus. Also an aloe vera plant. Those are supposed to be indestructible but I proved that theory wrong when I watched its roots somehow dissolved mysteriously, it died from starvation or something. Right now I am also helplessly watching the second of three bamboo shoots perish.

But somehow I am convinced I can keep this bell pepper plant alive. I think I have this delusion because I have 2 out of 3 healthy basil plants right now. Sure, the last one looks like it might not make it, and originally there were 5. But still.

One thought on “My imaginary green thumb

  1. Elizabeth Wickland says:

    Hey – I am right there with you. I have a tomato plant and 3 pepper plants (and 3 onion plants – like I know how on earth to grow those!) on my back deck right now. I think they are going to die, but I keep hoping. We can have a race.

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