That’s something I’m definitely not.
Put it this way, I was quite pleased with myself for keeping an orchid alive for a good few years – till I read somewhere that they “thrive on neglect”.
I tried to grow carrots a couple of years ago and when I thinned them out, I thought it was such a waste, I tried to replant the thinned ones. It didn’t work.
I normally leave that sort of thing to my dad but when I was off the other week, I found myself in a garden centre attached to a horsey shop, which had a display entitled “Plant now!” I did as I was told, buying spinach and pak choi, then raking and digging industriously (but ineffectively, given my lack of trowel and rake)
And a few weeks later…
They’re coming up!
The slugs are loving it, I’m slightly perplexed as to why I’ve got two big spinach plants, two small and a few tiny seedlings out of two long rows (possibly something to do with my not bothering to water very often) but they’re growing! It’s very exciting.
The spinach is “perpetual” too, which I’m hoping is more what it sounds like than the everlasting cookies…
And there’s one more growing thing, which I can’t take credit for as it’s seeded itself in the alley between my house and the one next door:
Wild strawberries! No idea how they got there or which bugger stripped the plant bare of fruit the day I took this picture, but I managed to get another harvest of them today, more than shown here
Yes, that’s a side plate. They’re tiny – but they do say the best things come in small packages.
I’ll have time to do some active gardening this week too (get me!) as I’m off work…
But let’s be honest, other than eating the spinach, I probably won’t