Every gardener who has ever planted, pruned, or watered a plant has at some time in their life done it the wrong way – even me, the Grumpy Gardener
. Making mistakes is just part of being human. The trick is learning from each mistake, so unlike our government, you don’t keep doing the same dumb thing over and over again.
The following list of 15 gardening goofs, gaffes, and bonehead blunders is by no means comprehensive. There are plenty of other ways to show the world that you don’t know what you’re doing. But these are some of the more basic and common errors. So if you don’t want your neighbors thinking of you as basic and common, don’t make these mistakes.