I was definitely not born with a green thumb. In fact, I have always said I must have been born with a black thumb. Any plant I have ever been given has always died and usually pretty quickly. I have always wanted to grow our own food, but have never wanted to attempt it because, well, I have been certain it would just die.
Despite all of that, I decided to plant a few seeds. I started with cucumber, basil, bush beans, broccoli, and zucchini. I started six seeds of each in a moist paper towel inside a Ziploc bag. I left them for two days and to my surprise when I opened them, they ALL sprouted. I think my kids thought I was nuts when I got so excited. The kids helped me prep some pots with good soil and I began planting. It has only been about a week, but look how good these are doing!!
I know the second and fourth one you can’t see very well, but I promise there are six tiny sprouts in each container. These are the basil and broccoli which seem to take longer than the other three. I know it’s only been a week, but I’ll take it. Baby steps! Maybe one day I’ll have an entire garden growing in my backyard. I can dream, right? 🙂