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My Black Thumb May Have Turned Greenish
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Time for Mama Kat’s weekly writing prompt!
Do you have a green thumb? Tell us what kind of gardener you are!
I know I’ve mentioned before in my gardening updates, that I have never had a successful garden. I’ve tried, too. I mean, really tried.
Ok, not really, but kinda.
My container gardens never worked out, but when we moved into our house this spring, I was determined to have a successful garden. I mean, I have the space now. I can do whatever needs to be done. There’s plenty of sunlight, and garden hose hookups all over the back yard.
So, I picked a spot, cleaned it up (a.k.a. made This Dude clean it up), and planted the seeds. Oh, and watered. I even tested the soil – which was an experiment in “so, now what?”.
I’ve kept the ground clear of weeds, tried to stay on top of everything I was supposed to, thanks to the Smart Gardener app for helping with reminders. And for all my hard work and labor….I had my first harvest!!
Those are some pretty glorious looking peas, if I don’t say so myself. That little pile there equals about one half cup of peas. I plucked all the peas from their pods, rinsed, washed and froze. And I thought
“O.k., as soon as more come in, I’ll add them to the bag!”
There will be more, right? I mean, everything I read says the plants will keep producing as long as you keep picking, until the end of the season.
But, the next day. The very next day…
My pea plants started dying. Serious sad face. From the ground up the plants just started wilting and dying! I have no idea what happened. I thought maybe they needed more water, so I soaked them.
The top of the plants were healthy, but the bottoms…oh man. They look dry and dead. Every day it seems each vine dies a little more. So, I guess that’s it for my peas. I got one whopping half cup of delicious, yummy, sweet peas.
But, hey. At least I actually got to harvest something this time! At least something grew, and I made it happen! Guess my black thumb turned a little more green. Not totally green, but a blackish green. Forest green maybe. I have a forest green thumb.