Ever wonder what it means when people say they have a green thumb? It’s simple really. Someone who possesses a green thumb has a knack for gardening.
But it’s not always an innate gift. Anyone who learns the necessary skills to grow a garden well can develop a green thumb. Successful gardening involves understanding the genetic characteristics and needs of a plant, as well as knowing the environment where the plants will live.
Start by asking yourself the following questions:
- Is my landscape in the sun or shade? When does it get sunlight – in the morning or afternoon?
- What kind of soil do I have, and what condition is it in? Do I need to revive the soil with compost or some type of aeration?
- What temperatures do I have in both winter and summer?
- What plants can be cultivated easily in this ecosystem?
- Do I have enough space — height, width, depth — for my plants to develop?
- How much water will these plants need?
If you can start to answer these questions, you’re well on your way to sporting a green thumb!