I don't know why I suck at gardening, I've tried so hard. It seems everything I've tried to grow (admittedly, hasn't been much to date, mainly potted stuff) gets to my house / yard, and dies. So disheartening.
I did plants these purple cacti type things in a small section of ground after amending the dirt as well as I knew how, and they've taken off (out of control, I'm having to trim it often to keep it from taking over my walkway). But to be fair, these pants are known to be idiot proof. They'll grow anywhere and in abundance.
I really want to learn to be good at this. I want my own herb garden (can I use VC in that), I want flowers, and veggies, and a compost pile or bin (the bin I made last year is a wreck, I don't get the ratios and its basically just full of mostly clay dirt)
Perhaps I could throw everything in a pile (yard clippings) and put a wire fence around it to keep the of out...?
This WILL be the year I get the hang of gardening!
Pray for me.