Paid PostPosted on Mar 26, 20199 Gardening Solutions For People Who Have Killed Every Plant They've Ever OwnedWant to become the gardener you've always dreamed of being? Visit Bonnie Plants for tips, tricks, and guides to get you there!by Bonnie PlantsBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. If you’re struggling to keep your plants alive, you're not the only one! Start small: Diagnose the problem first, because it may not be your fault. Aaronamat / Getty Images Are your plants wilting or browning? Determine your plants' symptoms and do a little research. Don't lose heart because you think you might have a brown thumb as opposed to a green one. 2. Need help repotting herbs? Getty Images Pick a container two inches larger than your existing container. Gently remove plants from their existing container, and gently break up the roots. Place the plant into its new pot, and add more potting mix as needed. Voilà! 3. How do you tell if you're giving your plants the right amount of water? Olgamarc / Getty Images Improper watering, like overwatering or underwatering, is one of the most common gardening mistakes. When in doubt, ask your plants! Insert a finger into the soil up to your knuckle; if the soil is dry, water it. 4. What about sun? Are your plants getting enough? rez art / Getty Images The easiest way to tell what your new plant babies need is by checking their plant tags! On the back of your plant tag, Bonnie Plants will tell you exactly how much sunlight your new plants need. Be sure to plant them in a spot (or container!) where they're going to be happiest. 5. Create a healthy environment for beneficial insects. Getty Images Many common garden insects will actually help your plants, so why not make your garden a great place for these critters to hang? Growing a food source for these insects is essential, so try letting your veggies and herbs flower. Many beneficial insects can’t resist herbs in bloom. Bee balm, dill, oregano, rosemary, and thyme offer plentiful flowers. 6. Should I be pruning my tomato plants? Parema / Getty Images You can prune your tomatoes. Pruning indeterminate variety tomatoes can help improve airflow, which can reduce disease problems. Find more about the different kinds of tomatoes and if your plants need pruning here. 7. It's also important not to overextend yourself by planting too many plants. Yoh4nn / Getty Images Taking care of your garden will take time and effort. Start small, build up your skills, and soon you'll have the garden of your dreams! 8. Learn to predict the perfect time to harvest. Seb_ra / Getty Images Harvest times are different for different plants. Be sure to check harvest times when you're ready to start growing. 9. Take pride in your work, and have fun growing your own food! Alexei_tm / Getty Images At the end of the day, you should be enjoying the outdoor time with your plants. Don't be intimidated by mistakes. You can always try again! Get your gardening game on point. Let Bonnie Plants help you take the guesswork out of gardening. Images via Getty.