Having a green thumb refers to some people’s natural ability to grow plants quickly. It may feel challenging to keep a fake plant from wilting for others. While being good with plants appears to be a quality some people are born with, there are things you can do to earn a green thumb or at least the image of being great at growing plants.
Here are three hacks to help you earn your green thumb.
1. Invest in rolling benches.
Commercial greenhouse rolling benches make growing plants easier by increasing irrigation and efficiency. Commercial greenhouses use them because it is critical to improving efficiency and loss as few plants as possible. Having a bad growing season could mean the end of business for a small greenhouse. You can also use rolling benches to streamline your increasing process as a home gardener. It will increase your growing surfaces to make it earlier on your back, enhancing your irrigation. You can get a rolling bench with different lengths or widths to fit your growing space. This will also allow you to create a clear aisle to work in while still maximizing your space.
2. Get a mentor.
Knowing how to grow plants may seem like a skill some are born with, but growers have to learn just like everyone else. If you aren’t learning well from reading or watching videos, get a mentor to walk you through the process. Find someone who is good at growing plants and ask them to come over and show you how they do it. They can see your plants and how you care for them and help you identify what you are doing wrong that is causing your plants to die. It’s possible that you aren’t doing anything wrong, but environmental problems are killing your plants. An experienced mentor can help you learn how to help your plants flourish.
If you are trying to grow a vegetable garden, check to see if gardening clubs in your community you could visit and join. There may also be resources or workshops offered through the local library or community center to help you learn what you need to do for a plentiful garden, including the best plants to grow in your area and the best time to plant them. It is also helpful to determine which plants thrive best from seeds and which plants are best to get starter plants.
3. Buy new plants.
When all else fails, buy new plants. Get rid of the evidence of the house plants that died, and buy new house plants. Companies like Lively Root specialize in houseplant gifts, making it easy for you to order houseplants to be delivered. You can still get a mentor in an attempt to keep your new house plants alive, but don’t get hung up on dead plants. It’s possible that the types of plants you were attempted to grow are not suited for your home environment. Buying different plants may help you find the perfect plant for your lifestyle and atmosphere. Read the care instructions carefully to find plants that will be well-suited for the amount of light you have in your home and the temperature. Knowing how best to water the plant before you get it will also put you on the path to success.
Successfully growing plants is a learned skill, and the essential part is not giving up when you fail. Some plants are very sensitive and easy to kill; you can’t take it personally. Exploring different plants and growing methods will help you discover what works best for you.