Dear nonexistent readers,

Due to the impending doom and sneaky approach of midterms, it seems as though the days have inexplicably shrunk.

Apologies to all who have been here long enough to have read this post before, but I will be reposting an old post.


Midterms are over and this is the last old post! We’ll have new content starting Monday (and Mellow Yellow on Sunday).


I am probably the least qualified person to answer your nonexistent gardening questions, but I’m literate and I’ve got a keyboard, so I can write about gardening!

When I said, “I am probably the least qualified person to answer your nonexistent gardening questions,” you probably didn’t wonder why I am probably the least qualified person to answer your nonexistent gardening questions, but I will answer the question you didn’t wonder about anyway after the colon:

I am probably the least qualified person to answer your nonexistent gardening questions because I am the worst gardener I know (then again, I don’t know that many gardeners. I don’t even know that many people to begin with…). I have had many pet plants (which I mentioned in my previous post, My Pet Cactus) and all of them (other than my cactus) have suffered the same morose fate: death (in which I had a hand).

My first pet plants (that I can remember, at least) were some tomato plants that I got for my fifth-grade science fair project (“for” meaning I used the tomato plant in the science fair project. I did not get a tomato plant as a present for my science fair project. That would be idiotic, as science fair projects are inanimate objects and thus cannot feel emotions, including the happiness that makes giving gifts worthwhile for some). I forgot to water these tomato plants and they shriveled up and died from neglect.

My next plants were some Morning Glories that I kept in a little terra cotta pot and grew from a seed (I grew the tomatoes from a seed as well). But once they sprouted, I kept pulling off the leaves and they eventually died. I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea to pull off the leaves because I wanted my Morning Glories to flourish more than anything else, and pulling off the leaves seems very counterproductive.

After that, I made a lovely fairy garden with pretty light green plants. I watered it too much and it rotted from the inside out.

10 thoughts on “Gardening

  1. I am a long time gardener and have killed more plants than I like to imagine. I think of myself as persistent, but keep in mind there is a fine line between persistence and stupidity 🙂
    And I only touch earthworms when my gardening gloves are on, so there!

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  2. Gardeners need to make mistakes. We all learn by killing a few first! I think the difference between a gardener and a non-gardener is that gardeners don’t take deaths personally!

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    1. My mom grew tomatoes outside last year and they tasted awesome. I don’t think mine would’ve grown that big though or bear fruit because there were like fifteen in a four- inch diameter pot.
      I know that worms are good for plants and I’m happy to have them in the soil. I’m just irrationally afraid of the way they move. Like wriggle around. I don’t know why, because I know they’re harmless. Hopefully I’ll conquer my fear this spring.

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    1. I’m going small and easy now. I have a cactus and I’m trying to keep it alive. It’s good that it’s low maintenance.
      But I’m planning to plant a tree and a flower garden this spring. To help the bees and the environment and such. We’ll see how it goes.
      I think the main issue I’ve had with plants is that I put them inside in pots instead of outside, but that’s because I’m terrified of worms.

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