Grow Little Seedlings, Grow!

14 Aug

Green isn’t typically a colour you would associate with my fingers, and more often than not plants come to my house to enter Heaven’s waiting room; a quiet place of solace before they shuffle off their mortal coil. And don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I love them too much, but more I’m slightly forgetful in their care and they end up dying of thirst or being left directly in the sunlight to wither.

It’s not my fault, I swear.

But recently, I have developed a passion for helping things to live. Maybe I’ve become the antithesis of an Angel of Mercy; choosing to nurture and let them live. Or something.


The boy bought me a herb set for Christmas this year, and it is now August and only the coriander (my least favourite from the trio) has perished, and honestly, it’s not a great loss to the Tinker household. Billy the Basil (yep, named my plant babies) has thrived, and I now have a selection of chillies and some tomato plants that even I was surprised to see poke through the soil like chicks hatching.



It helps that I now have a little balcony so don’t have to turn my house into something synonymous of the Eden Project, and that I am actually in a lot more to ensure they are fed and watered, but all I can say is God help me for when I have kids.


Aren’t my plant pots cute? They are Joules (obviously, hence the little rabbits).

Are you any good at gardening?


3 Responses to “Grow Little Seedlings, Grow!”

  1. visitingmissouri August 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    I bought some tomato seeds a while ago, but some original backyard soil in pots, gave them water, put them in sunlight, and played them music (Waltz of the Flowers, I shouldn’t even have to mention). I was thrilled to see the little sprouts come up. When I volunteered in a garden, I noticed their tomato plant leaves looked really different. It took me two months to realize that I was growing backyard weeds on a kitchen shelf. Still waiting on the actual tomatoes.

  2. prenin August 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    Hi hun! 🙂

    I too have had my disasters – then discovered my so-called friends were using my plant pots as ash trays which did for my precious Venus flytrap… 😦

    My gran had green fingers and had a quarter acre kitchen garden which I helped her with when I was on the farm until I pinned my foot to the floor with a garden fork!!! (OUCH!!!)

    It was bad enough doing it – I had to pull it out to unpin my right foot… 😦

    I tried growing Bonsai trees and decided on Dwarf conifers, but I left the propagator on my window ledge in direct sunlight.

    Boiled trees anyone???

    Hope you have better luck!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs!


  3. Jamie Rose (Petite Panoply) August 22, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    I’m always scared I’ll kill my plants! I can’t wait to have enough space to plant a little garden of my own though. I think you’re doing just fine! Sometimes some plants just don’t survive!

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