black thumb (noun)
YOU COULD BE THAT PERSON WHO SAYS, “WANT TO SEE MY GARDEN?”
You’d be like, “Oh, we need some tomatoes for dinner, could you step outside for me real quick? That’s a dear. And why don’t you cut some fresh flowers for the table while you’re at it?” This could be you, bossing your kids around.
I honestly thought I had a black thumb. My mom had the “growing gene” and it just skipped a generation. The end.
But I still wanted to grow something, especially raspberries and tomatoes. So I sure tried!
It wasn’t until after I found my gardening community that my garden really got amazing.
I could study and experiment for hours and years on my own and still be kind of stuck. But then I’d talk to an actual person and not only find the solution to my problem, but I’d leave with a million amazing ideas!
After my mom passed away, I was determined to keep her canning tradition alive. I started experimenting with a willing friend, determined to figure it out!
We had lots of “learning experiences” (Read: purple grape juice spilling down white kitchen cabinets..).
The canning tradition pushed me into the gardening tradition cause they just go together!
Now I grow a ton of our own food and it lasts us all year.
IF YOU WANT TO WIN AT GARDENING…
You’re going to need some friends.
WE ARE BLACK THUMB GARDEN CLUB
Dedicated to creating a community of families and individuals of all gardening abilities that support each other to WIN AT GARDENING!
Because everyone can grow a garden, even you my friend.
When Mariah and I started working together, we had some crazy ideas. One of them was to write the book that we wished we had when we were starting out.
When you’re with the right people, crazy things happen!
The Black Thumb Garden Club Workbook was born.
It’s a Step-by-Step manual designed to get you winning at gardening.
First, you’ll find some friends, online and in real life.
Second, you’ll learn only the things you need to know to get started.
Then, you’ll get started right away planning your garden.
You’ll be so organized that by the time next year rolls around, you’ll be feeling just like Brenda:
Your garden plan will be so clear, it’ll actually turn into a real life garden!
Then, with some more learning and connecting with friends, you won’t stop there.
You’ll do all the things: plan it, plant it, grow it, compost it, recycle it, harvest it, preserve it.
Your last project will be to take on your own landscape project and learn more about plants in your area.
Then take on the next year with confidence, creativity, and friends (always friends, it’s a club!).