Green Thumb?…Or Not


Hey Y’all! I hope your weekend has been as windy as mine. ๐Ÿ˜€ Hangouts are the norm these days especially with the weather being so nice and it not being too hot; but like any lazy day, the conversation often turns to what I like to call ‘what if’ situations. You know it ย kind of goes downhill from there…ha ha!

With ‘ALL’ of the movies on global meltdowns, apocalypses and world wide destruction; the question came up…’what if there were suddenly no grocery stores, I mean no stores whatsoever, no farmers markets…NO NOTHING!’ There was a 30 second silence until (as always) Emma blurts out, ‘we’re all screwed’. ๐Ÿ˜ Everyone busted out laughing. I laughed so hard there were tears in my eyes so much that my stomach hurt. If such a thing ever happened, the only survivors would be the ‘Swamp People’ and the ‘Last Alaskan Bush People’ followed by a few farmers. For the rest of us… the shows over ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Hard Truth

After reflecting on the reality of this hard truth, I have resolved to try my hands at growing an urban garden! I think that’s pushing it a little. I am going to try my hands at growing a couple of veggies. Now if you’re like millions of regular people (myself included) or you’re a city slicker, a suburbanite or a townie and you have no skills whatsoever on how to grow anything edible past a 6 month marker, I encourage you to take this challenge.

P.S. That cactus plant sitting on your window ledge does not count…ha ha ๐Ÿ˜€

Get Help From Friends!

We ALL know someone who is a ‘Green Thumb’. Someone who has a natural talent for growing plants. Trust me, these gifted friends would be delighted and willing to share tips and tricks on how to get started. I am sharing some pictures from what I would like to call my – Urban Garden Start-Up 101. Feel free to share your experiences. For some, it would be trying to grow ‘a’ plant. For others, ย it would be tips on how to keep a garden ๐Ÿ˜€ Do sign up to get the latest posts sent directly to your email. Until I come your way again, ย I remain

Periwinkle Starr


5 thoughts on “Green Thumb?…Or Not

  1. I tried my hands at two spider plants I put in water, but their roots have started turning black and the leaves on a few of them have wilted and turned yellow.
    So in my view, going in search of a green thumb is like playing the lottery; the odds are not in your favour! Hardly any surburbanite I know, knows how to grow anything anymore.

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    • Hi Zenrevival! First of all ‘You are amazing for trying to grow a plant in the first place ๐Ÿ˜€ I absolutely feel your pain but trust me all hope isn’t lost. Green thumbs are all around us and I hope you can find one near you; from neighbors, study groups, church events to craft groups. So please don’t give up. I wish you all the best!!


  2. I want so desperately to start my own vegetable garden, or at least a modest little collection of fresh herbs, but I have the worst black thumb. I’ve killed everything I’ve tried to grow, including “foolproof” bamboo and cacti. I’m still tempted to give it another go this year… A few seeds and a bit of dirt are a small investment to make, with the potential for a big payoff.

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    • Hey Hannah!…so sorry to hear. I tried to grow a few plants and it didn’t work until I gave up and asked my neighbor who is a green thumb (literally everything she touches grows) to help me get started…the last time I checked (today), my tomatoes and strawberries are still alive… ๐Ÿ˜€ You can do it too! I wish you the best this year!! thanks for your comment!

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