I’m not exactly your typical gardener – I’m not that knowledgeable and not that experienced either, but I’m sure is quite patient so even with my not-so-green thumb I took on a challenge to make (still a work in progress) my own little garden.
Just last week I woke up to another ‘casualty’ – these beauties are doing great one moment then with a tiny miscalculation with watering, they’re gone! Like there-is-no-way-to-salvage-them gone.I pull it off from its planter and yep, confirmed, I definitely over-watered it. Like I can actually squeeze water from its stem. I should have listened to my instinct and repotted it. Just a few days before I woke up to it looking blackened and undoubtedly dead I’m already noticing how heavy its planter feels whenever I lift it up – considering I water them like a few days ago already, I’m thinking it shouldn’t be that heavy still. Anyways, I choose to ignore that and convinced myself that it’s not possible since I only water them twice a week.
Oh and yes, that’s another thing – from once a week I decided to water them twice (probably did that for 3 weeks in a row) especially when after doing so I notice that the leaves are considerably looking plump and pretty. I’m thinking it’s very hot anyway, it’s practically like summer here – so it should be fine. Well, now I know it’s not.
So, that’s that. I’m pretty upset of course. Considering that I thought it’s actually doing great – new leaves on top and new growth underneath (I’m actually super excited for those baby succulents there!).
Just look at how it used to look like about 3 months ago!
Instead of sulking, I remember one wondering cow‘s take on these things regarding gardening and I’m like – yes, I should just buy a new one! :)
After some time of scouring the internet for a local online seller of succulents – since I don’t feel like ordering from the seller I previously brought from, I found one that offers quite a variety of choices, have a pretty decent website and replies promptly to inquiries…well, let’s just say that I’m looking forward and intently waiting for a very green package anytime next week :)
So, are you guys into gardening, too? I would like to consider myself as one – still learning of course, but definitely decided on being one. Any tips?