Ah, how I tried to have a green thumb this summer. Some successes, lots of dead plants.
Spekboom – a succulent plant found in South Africa aka elephant’s food; it’s still alive!
Aloe vera – it had a slight run in with my dog Lucy’s violent tail, but still alive!
Basil plants #1 thru 4 – I planted two at a time. #1 and #2 stood no chance. #3 and #4 were doing well until I forgot to water them.
Grass outside our house – lack of water, very dead… but lots of weeds (also dead after this weekend).
Pepper plants #1 and 2 – I’m starting to see a trend between watering plants and their ability to thrive…
Not my fault:
Tomato plants #1 thru 6 – watered, grew tomatoes, the friendly neighborhood deer came and had a midnight buffet… TWICE.
Lesson: I should only care for plants that require minimal water or permanent, drought-like conditions. Sounds good to me.
After much lamenting about the thieving deer, a friend brought me some tomatoes today. Thank you to friend E for giving me these beautiful tomatoes from her garden! Her charity to the tomato-deprived household will be gladly and eagerly consumed.