9. Don’t bother planting without research

Plants don’t thrive were you want them, they thrive were they want. So check the details or research your plant. For years I tried to grow lavender, ignoring the fact that they like full sun, dry roots, good drainage and a bit of neglect.

I planted the lavender where I thought it would look nice, it died. For years. Next time I grow it I will in a pot, in full sun

Gavin bought me a lemon and an orange tree, they are tiny and it will be years before they fruit. I had to research their soil and sunlight. They will always be indoor plants until they are strong enough to be outside for the summer or live in my future greenhouse.

So don’t bother buying plants or seeds, unless you know you will be able to grow them, take the time to look after them. Give them the right soil water, drainage and attention.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

1 comment on “9. Don’t bother planting without research

  1. I have a pile of gardening books and I’m amazed at how much there is to learn, so many hacks and tips depending on the plant or flower, it’s really interesting stuff, and I can totally see your point about doing your research first.👌💫🌱


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