I Can't Keep Plants Alive

United States
May 26, 2016 9:26pm CST
I have two thumbs and not one of them are green (stupid intro I know, but it sounded funny in my head). I have tried for years to be one of those "plant people" but it just wasn't meant to be. Every plant I brought home died instantly. It was like they knew the second I touched them that there was no hope so they just gave up on life altogether. I was telling a customer at work about my lost cause and she suggested I get some lucky bamboo. Lucky bamboo is supposed to be impossible to kill. She told me what I needed to do to keep it alive and I got my hopes up. I bought the plant and arranged it beautifully in my living room. I was convinced my plant killing spree was over. Then it died. Well, bummer. Maybe I give off some sort of poisonous scent that only plants can detect. Who knows? I ended up giving up on the idea until I bought my new pc and discovered a simple game where you can pick out a flowering pot, choose some seeds, and grow your own virtual plants! Finally! I'm great with pc games! I'll just be a "virtual plant person"! I chose the seeds and the cutest flowering pot. I returned to the game every day to water the plants and say hello to the little snail that liked to circle the outside of the pot. A couple weeks went by and I was quite pleased with the gorgeous flowers I had blooming. Then the Oculus Rift showed up. I forgot about my plants and focused on this new found experience called "virtual reality". A week later, I remember about my precious plant and click the icon to bring up the game. Guess what? They're dead. They trusted me to care for them and I starved them to death. I'm a monster...lol
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
27 May 16
I am wondering why you can't keep a plant alive. You should ask someone from your household to care a plant for you and you should not touch it.
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• United States
31 May 16
lol I may have to do that. I would love to grow some tomatoes someday...
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@missjessicadawn Good luck! Or you can whisper to the plant to be alive. Some say talking to the plants help it grow healthy.
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• United States
31 May 16
@acelawrites lol I actually tried that. I live alone so I tend to talk to everything. hahaha!
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
27 May 16
i was addicted to farmville few years ago.. and it took a lot of my time.. because plants there grow within a few hours and if you do not harvest, it will wither :)
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• United States
27 May 16
I never played farmville but there have been other similar games that I got addicted to. They really know how to pull you in, don't they? lol
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• Philippines
27 May 16
@missjessicadawn when i have decided that im going to stop, i realized that i had lots of time in my hands!!
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• United States
30 May 16
@thebestmom That's true! lol
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@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
27 May 16
i feel you. i wanted to be superb at bowling a long time ago but i kept on falling and missing so i downloaded an app and got the highest score among other players.
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• United States
27 May 16
Life is so much easier on a computer. lol
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@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
28 May 16
true that.
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
27 May 16
I know the feeling. I have the same issue.
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• United States
27 May 16
I guess we'll never be plant people. lol
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
27 May 16
@missjessicadawn Yeah right
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
27 May 16
they were not really alive to begin with lol perhaps you overwater or underwater them get a gardening book that tells how to care for different plants then youwill know how to care for 'them
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• United States
27 May 16
That's the thing. I looked up how to care for every plant I ever got. I still couldn't keep them alive. lol