Acute How-To: The Anti Green Thumb’s Garden

I am not sure what the opposite of a green thumb is {perhaps a black thumb?} but it is what I have.  Over the years I have bought planted herbs and flowers only to watch them quickly wither away and die. 

This summer I wanted to re-do my patio, so I decided to create the “anti-green thumb” garden with a few simple planters, some seed bombs, and an eco friendly weed remover.

All of what you will see was done for less than $40 and I love it – it is all so simple and green and I am crossing my fingers {err, thumbs?} that I can keep it all alive….at least until the fall.

What you will need

{feel free to switch this up based on your own level of gardening expertise}

  • Seed bombs {can be bought via the company’s Etsy shop}
  • Planting soil
  • A few succulents {or other low maintenance plants}
  • Inexpensive pots or planters – I bought metal drink buckets on sale for $3 each
  • White vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Spray bottle

Eco-Friendly Weed Remover

This is such a simple and impressive little concoction I discovered.   All you do is fill a spray bottle up with white vinegar and add in a few squirts of dish soap.  Shake to mix all together.

Spray this mixture over any weeds and the next day, they are dead – vinegar is a miracle worker!

Simple Planters

If you are not a huge gardening fan, then VisuaLingual Seed Bombs will be your new best friend. Simply fill a pot or planter half way with some potting soil, spread out the seed bombs and cover with potting soil.

I bought drink buckets that were marked down to $3, drilled holes in the bottom, and filled with potting soil.  I put wild flowers in one bucket and herbs in the other.  I am so excited for my little bombs to turn into beautiful plants.

The last step of my little garden was a few low maintenance succulents.  I bought a few of them and planted them in small plastic planters.  They are super cute and so far they have been hard to kill!

What tips do you have for an easy and low maintenance summer garden?

8 thoughts on “Acute How-To: The Anti Green Thumb’s Garden

  1. You just told me exactly how to do a project I have wanted to do for a while! Thank You! I have trouble getting on my knees and working in the flower beds and this is a great solution!

  2. To to select “native” or suitable plants for your area. Beautiful tropical plants will not last if you tend to have dry summers, and trying to water to keep up in expensive to the purse as well as the earth.

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