I must confess - not only do I NOT have a green thumb... Have you ever seen someone's skin that has been badly frostbitten? How it's all crusted and charcoal-black? That'd be the equivalent to my gardening skills... to put it delicately, they suck.
So, what do they give the women at church for Mother's Day? A tomato plant.
Since I am not doing a garden this year, I figured I'd get a pot and some potting soil and give the thing a go. I perused the gardening section at my local gardening store and found some "organic" potting soil with "all natural" nutrients added. I figure it couldn't hurt. So, I get some.
We come home and transplant the tomato starter along with the Lettuce plant that my daughter has to grow for a summer school project. Anyway - as I am repotting the plants, PrettyPrettyPrincess sort of sniffs and says, "Ugh... something smells like dog poop!"
I say, "yeah - it's the potting soil."
She asks, "The dirt smells like Dog Poop?"
I reply, "Yes. What do you think the 'natural' nutrients are? It has manure in it."
"So, the dirt has poop in it?" She questions again, in disbelief.
"Yes," I answer with a slight chuckle.
"So - we are going to grow the tomatoes in POOP?" She is just beside herself at this point.
"Well," I begin, "yes...sort of."
"So --" she starts, still trying to wrap her brain around this. "We are going to have Poop Tomatoes? I am not eating those!"