Monday, January 12, 2009

Epic Fail!

Okay, this is seriously getting ridiculous. I officially have the blackest thumb ever. Nearly 2-and-a-half months ago, I replanted my little kitchen herb garden after decidedly maiming my first batch of herbs. The seed packets all say 90 days on them - as in, you should have pretty, edible herbs by then. Well, it's been 75-ish, and I've got this:

HOLY CRAP I suck at growing things. I've decided I'm going to give it one more shot though. I have a few seeds left, and the third time's the charm, right? There's no possible way that I could completely kill three separate batches of seeds... I just like having living things in my apartment (that are intentionally put there, of course).

Real Simple has a list of plants that are easy to grow if you're as awful at growing plants as I am here (and a similar list on here), and there are even high-tech diagnostic tools for people like me. But I think I'll give it one last college try before either resorting to one of the "easy" kinds of plants or giving up the endeavor all together.


Rachel ! said...


Becca said...


Well, not all the time. Every other day like clockwork. :( They just hate me.

Erin said...

I, too, had an unsuccessful herb garden experience. I ended up dumping the whole thing out under our back porch two summers ago. Then, in October I was in the backyard and happened to see 2 HUGE basil plants growing under my apparently plants thrive when I don't know they exist and die under my tender lovin' care :-(

Jay said...

Did you use soil from around your house, or is it store-bought?

Becca said...

Erin: I'm kinda guessing that's what going to happen with these, too. I'll deposit the soil outside this weekend, and in a few months the landscapers will be furious with me for ruining their landscaping scheme!

Jay: In attempt #1, I used store-bought soil. In attempt #2, I stole some soil from my neighbor (I live in an apartment so I don't have any of my own!) that has a very successful vegetable garden - and I've failed again. :(