Thursday, February 10, 2011

My not-so-green thumb

Last summer I planted a small garden. It was a round garden about 4 feet by 4 feet. I planted carrots, lettuce, chamomile, and chives. I did say small. Well, time went by. The lettuce sprouted. The carrots sprouted. The chamomile sprouted. And the chives were transplanted, so they were growing well.

At the end of the summer we had a little bit of lettuce. I dug up the carrots. They were ok, only had a small handful. The chamomile did not look like chamomile. I don't know what happened to it... And the chives were still alive, so I thought I'd transplant them to a small pot and put them in my sunny window so I could have fresh chives during the winter.

Well, they seemed to be doing alright for a while. Then they started to get dry, so I watered them. But not often enough. Pretty soon, all I had was a pretty pot with crunchy, brown wisps sticking out of the dirt. So I trimmed the whole thing down, hoping that the chives might sprout up again. But to no avail. I killed it. :(

I am not a gardener. I really know nothing about plants. If you could see my thumb, it is not the sightest shade of green.

So I shrugged my shoulders, and just left it. I didn't have anywhere to dump a pot of dirt. I have a couple other hanging plants that I am trying to keep alive beside the pot of dead chives. I rescued them from my local grocery store. They were on sale for like $2 and looking pretty sad. I thought I'd be able to revive them with some water and give them a good home... They are hanging in there. ha. :) And when I do water my plants (I really am trying to keep them alive) I put some water in the dead chive pot. I don't know why.. keeping hope alive, maybe?

Well, this week, my plants were looking thirsty, so I got them a drink. And I glanced at my chive pot and could not believe my eyes. A little green sprout was peeking it's way back to the sunlight! Wahoo!! I didn't totally kill it! There is hope! (can you see it?? I took this pic a few days ago, and now that little sprout is even bigger!)

 My lovely plants

See the pot with the sticks? Yup, that used to be a lovely green flowery fall plant. I forget what it's called. But that too has begun to sprout again, and has a couple little flower buds on it!

So, there is hope for my green thumb yet! I'll get the hang of it someday...


  1. You are simply AMAZING! haha good job :)

  2. I don't know how you did it, but you managed to make me very excited by the end of your blog that the chives had come back to life.