What It Takes To Become a Decent Gardener

So what it takes to be a good gardener, exactly?

We should define it though:

You don’t kill every single one of your plants.

No! What makes a decent gardener even?

Decent gardener:

Let’s say 80% of your plants survive your care.

See, when I was little I was afraid of taking care of plants, because I did not understand them. They would never give me positive or negative feedback on my watering skills. They would not say “thank you” nor “piss off” when I used to add coffee grounds to the soil. Grandma on the other side would smile every time she looked at them and it was like they were smiling back at her. All the tomatoes and cucumbers and whatnot in the backyard would thrive if she were to plant them there. She was an excellent gardener. Unlike me. I am not sure if it’s okay to say this in my freshly opened gardening blog, but…I killed my first plant. And on top of that it was a god damn cactus. You know, the ones that require almost no care at all.

cactus in a pot
R.I.P. and forgive me, Jim.

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What It Takes To Become a Decent Gardener

9 Hottest Fire Breath Inducing Hot Peppers

What’s the coolest part of being a dragon? Correct! Being able to burn things just by burping in their direction. I bet more than once you thought you could breathe fire after having those spicy wrinkled red peppers they sell or the famous tabasco sauce even. Thinking it’s a “burning sensation” you get after being inconsiderate enough to eat this hell food is not exaggerated. Too much of the active ingredient(capsaicin), that makes the hot peppers actually hot, can positively cause burns to the skin. Good news is there is not enough in even the spiciest ones to cause you any [real] burn damage aside from being very very spicy. Bad news is – it is still a poison and if your butt is brave enough and you eat a lot of it you might actually die, because the chemical is toxic after all.

But if you think that tabasco sause is hot you probably shouldn’t ever attempt to try one of the

  most spicy peppers on Earth.

A picture of many hot peppers.
High Definition picture of hot peppers.

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9 Hottest Fire Breath Inducing Hot Peppers

Tea Stuff – Get to know It & Grow It

You are sitting at home, dressed in exquisite suit, wearing the traditional English hat, equipped with your monocle, reading a paper and drinking tea. Or at least that’s how people who haven’t met us perceive us in their imagination. And why did I bother describing it? Because foreigners are probably right for one thing – we do, in fact, like drinking tea. We drink tea for breakfast, for lunch, for brunch, for dinner, for brinner, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the day, in the middle of the year, in the middle of your room.

British gentleman having a cup of tea
This is you if you’re from Britain. Despite your gender or age, this is you.

There’s another thing we like doing though – gardening. As statistic shows Britain’s gardeners are quite a few. So… Chances are you are a gardener and you like the invigorative drink if you’re reading this. And what is better than combining passions? Here I will share with you how to grow your own tea at home. But you will have to deal with drinking it by yourself, because I already grow mine.

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Tea Stuff – Get to know It & Grow It

9 Impressive Gardening Statistics

It’s another day at the Neighbourhood’s Gardeners Club and you still have nothing to impress your fellow gardeners with? They already know plenty about your garden and how that tree fell down and broke your roof that stormy night?

Tree damaging roof
That was your house the night after.

Worry no more! Here are some curious, ridiculous, and sometimes useless gardening statistic facts you and your garden buddies would be thrilled to discuss the next time you meet:

1. There are nearly 22 million home gardens in the UK. That’s literally more than you would ever bother counting to! And not only this, but if you add them up to one tremendous garden the total area covered would equal Somerset!

2. UK gardeners spend more than £5 billion on gardening equipment and additional plants for their gardens. This is literally more than £4 billion.

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9 Impressive Gardening Statistics