I Kill Plants

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 22 People

    The Sad Thing Is...

    I really really love plants. They make me so happy. So when ever I try to keep some around the flat in pots and they die I feel especially bad. Why can't they just live? What am I doing wrong?
    Delv Delv
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2007

    Kiss of Death

    I don't want to admit it, but I too am a plant killer. It certainly isn't planned, so I wouldn't call it murder, but I kinda know from the get-go how it is going to end. More like 1st degree plantslaughter. It makes me feel like a failure. Plants are a lot of responsibility...
    noexcuses noexcuses
    36-40, F
    Dec 18, 2007

    I Am Plant Hell

    I don't kill plants on purpose, it just happens, honest!I have all good intentions when it comes to plants.  My Mum is a great gardener and I come from a long line of farmers so you would think keeping a plant alive would be in my blood but alas no it isn't.My first foray...
    Robiette Robiette
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2010

    The Plant Killer.

    I am not great at having plants in my home. I actually kill them. I either forget to water them, or go overboard and over watering them cause I know I will forget! It's a nasty cycle. Plastic plants are the way to go for me. No plants were harmed in the writing of this story!
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2007

    Seriously Ep???

    I dont think we need a 1-800 crisis line for having black thumbs....LOL Cracked me up when I joined this group and it has the crisis hotline number across the top... And besides....! dont mean to "kill" em....LOL I was an accident officer...promise..
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    Nov 13, 2007


    but my cats attack and eat them.  If it weren't for their killer instincts, my plants would be fine!  (I had one particular plant that they destroyed, which I miss so much). I brought my bamboo plant home for the holidays, and when I went to bring it back to school, I...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon
    26-30, F
    Jan 14, 2008

    I Have Tried Earthboxes...

    for the first time.. I bought four earthboxes and planted zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. I staggered the planting to see if I was getting it right. The first went fine. More than fine. It's a wonderful process to watch. I think it's based on hydroponic principles...
    penguinswon penguinswon
    Jun 29, 2011

    I had this pretty bright yellow bromeliad plant.

    I've over watered it and now it's dying. Looked up on line and found that nothing much I can do to bring it back. I don't normally get upset over house plants but this one was so big, bright and pretty it's hard not to be
    Kelloggs207 Kelloggs207
    36-40, F
    Jul 7, 2014

    Another Chance At Life

    I don't know why, but today I bought a bunch of flowers to plant in the yard.  I hope they don't suffer long. 
    noexcuses noexcuses
    36-40, F
    Mar 27, 2008


    I used to see the name "Rentokil" on trucks in downtown Chicago. They were a plant service, leasing and maintaining potted plants for office buildings. Without ever really thinking about it, I wondered over time whether it was a Dutch name, or Scandinavian. Tagalog...
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    Sep 16, 2007

    I Kill Plants

    I am not too good at keeping plants alive.  I definitely do not have a green thumb!  So far, my cactus is alive though!
    Valentine Valentine
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2007

    I Beg Them Not to Die

    My Mom has a wonderous green thumb.  When she goes out of town I am left in charge of the green hoard.  The first week I just plain forget they are there. By week 2 I may think hmmm maybe the plants need watered.  Week 3, wow, I should really water these plants...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2007

    EarthBox Is An Amazing Way to Grow Whatever You Want to Grow

    Earthbox is a container gardening system you can grow flowers, vegitables just about anything you want to grow in it. Check out the website www.EarthBox.com and you'll see how awesome this product is. I two of them and i love them I have tomatoes and Corn on the cobb but...
    Attta69 Attta69
    36-40, F
    Sep 17, 2007

    Seriously a Bad Idea

    I can still remember very vividly the time my mom convinced me to have my own little garden. It was really only a small pot next to the trellis, but I was little, so in my mind it counted. I was supposed to grow sweet pea flowers... My mom helped me with everything and we were...
    Miggrator Miggrator
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2008

    And my cactus is dead.

    I don't even know what happened!
    Brimmless Brimmless
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2015

    I Have a Black Thumb Too

    This is why all my plants are either fake or are succulents or cacti that can survive being forgotten for long periods of time.
    auxarcs auxarcs
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2007
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