From Country to City
I am a bit late in submitting this photo for everyone to see, but I have a bad case of the nerves when it comes to introducing myself. Whether it was fortitude, or downright craziness, I've decided today is the day for me to start cataloging my journey as a container gardener.
A few of my family members have given me tips and tricks, and some supplies, to get the garden going. One tip was to make sure to water them at the roots, the second was to make sure to read the plant tag, and the most useful note of advice was drainage. Even with all of these awesome pointers, it's been about two month sinces I have started, and two of the plants that are pictured on the left have perished. Starting from the second step is basil (far left), on the same step is parsley, (on the third step on left) is Thai Pepper, (same step) is mint, and on the concrete block is Japanese egg plant. By the way, these are all Bonnie Plants.
The two herbs that have shrivled and passed on to the nether-regions of deceased foliage was the mint and parsley. I have tried my level best to logically explain why they were not successful, but I keep putting myself in a corner. I made sure that their pots had drainage, a good fertilizer and potting soil, and that they had 5-6 hours of sunlight a day. After two weeks of caring, they started to droop, then they turned yellow, and then shrivled overnight as if they were stuck in the moabi desert for two hundred years. Alright, maybe not two hundred years, but enough time to look like a petrified mummy.
Anyways, I tossed those two herbs away, and my empire of fresh vegetation is going strong. Although the thai peppers, and the eggplant, have not fruited, I am still questioning if I have done something wrong. Do any of you have advice to share? Any nifty tips for me to try?
All and any forms of help are appreciated!
Until next time,