Posted 1w ago by @malobee

I have been using Greg for a while now, though hadn’t started using the social aspects until recently. I think partially because I didn’t really feel like I could call myself a plant person until I sorted out my black thumb. As an ADHDer, plant care has always been a challenge for me. I am ashamed to say I have killed my fair share of plants from neglect despite emotional attachment and the most earnest of intentions simply because it is difficult for me to create time dependent recurrent tasks that I always remember. I downloaded Greg to help with that, and I just looked in my room and saw all of my plants that are thriving, and I was just so grateful for this app, and now this community. I decidedly have a green thumb! And I so look forward to getting to know you all better now. πŸ₯° #PlantTherapy #GregGang #PlantAddict #PlantsMakePeopleHappy
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Hi @malobee. I feel somewhat the same ….in the past I would buy plants and just overwater them, didn’t really know anything about lighting,fertilizing, etc. I would get sad when I had to throw a dead plant away. I would feel frustrated because I felt I really tried to keep them alive. I felt like a plant failure for a while and I didnt have any live plants in my home. But I just can’t stand to not have them. I’m super-grateful to have found a community that is actually helpful and nice. Maybe I can keep them alive this time.
Oh…and I have really lame windows in my house…so I bought some grow lights.
As someone else new to this community, it’s amazing over here and you’ll fit right in and feel so welcomed, it’s so nice to have help with plants that are struggling also because there’s so many people to help! You’ll love it 😊
@TJphilobsessed I am glad that you have found a happy plant place too! πŸ€—
@Mrgncrch thank you! The question feature is definitely amazing! And I learn so much going through and seeing people’s answers on posts!
That is such an amazing story!!! We look forward to seeing those happy plants!! πŸŒ±πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ€
Malorie this is so touching to read. I too have adhd and Greg helps me in the same way!

We're so glad you've felt comfortable posting on the social side now and we can't wait to see what come next for you as a plant parent.
@RJG thank you Drew! It is so nice to see others with similar experiences as well! Thanks for all you do in making this community so great. πŸ€—
Love this @malobee πŸ™Œ thanks for sharing. Glad to have you in the community and congrats on your #HappyPlants :)
@alex thank you! So happy to be here! πŸ€—
hi fellow ADHD plant parent πŸ‘€ i’m really glad your plants are happier now!! looking forward to getting to know you too, love your hair color btw :)
@strawberrymoon Aw thank you! I am just endlessly trying to be a multi colored flower too. πŸ˜‚ nice to meet you!
So glad you're here @malobee πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸ’š this is truly an awesome community of caring people who have lots of wisdom and knowledge to share on plants. I have a grandson with ADD and ADHD, understand, this is a great app to help you πŸ₯°
@Sassylimey thank you so much! I am already benefitting from all of you. πŸ™πŸ» 🀩
@malobee Thanks so much for sharing, I love this community! So nice to get to know you, I am usually non existent in social media but the greg community makes me feel comfortable enough to talk with everyone. It’s like my little social haven away from my plants 🌱 so nice to see it helps you too!
@malobee Welcome to Greg!! This is such a great community!!πŸ˜ƒ
I'm on the spectrum and thought I had a black thumb for the longest time as well! But over the past couple years I've learned I can actually keep plants alive, I just need something/someone to keep me on track with plant care... (: Here's to learning and growing! 🍻
Thank you for sharing Malorie! You are definitely my people. οΏΌ
What a great story!! I was the same last year!! Definitely engage and use social aspects of Greg bc you’ll learn sooooo much!!
Welcome! I'm fairly new to the app myself and was afraid to jump out there at first. Since I have I've been pleasantly surprised by how friendly, helpful, and compassionate everyone is. I'm glad you've found a helpful tool and a new community here; we hope you'll stay a while 😊
Fellow ADHDer! I was recommended the app when I brought up our (somewhat) common difficulty with keeping plants alive. It has helped me sooooo much too! πŸ’œ
@HoyaAddict I feel exactly this way. My partner told me yesterday, β€œI am SHOCKED that the social media you would get into is plant based.” while giving me a little grin. Haha Can’t help that the vibes are just solid. 🀌🏻 Thank you for the warm welcome!
@OKIEgrnthmb thank you! It truly is. πŸ₯°
@npomaha glad to meet you! πŸ₯³
Wow Ditto! Every. Single. Word. Glad to be here and meet you! You’re definitely not alone!
@PlantTherapy I am glad you made your way to the social side of Greg as well! No party is better than a plant party, it turns out!
@tmbryant37 thank you for the warm welcome. I am glad you found your way here as well!
@HpflHeart *high five*! So glad to meet you! πŸ₯³
@Mell haha twins! Thank you, and I am glad to be here and meet you as well!
Greg is awesome! Even if just using as a water reminder, as a mom of 3 boys I would get so busy and struggled to keep track of my plant care. Since having Greg my plants are thriving more than ever!
@WickedValkyrie hello spectrum buddy πŸ¦‹! I am glad you found Greg also. Cheers to learning and growing! 🍻
@MamaFairy yay! πŸŽ‰ happy babies, both human and plant!
Welcome aboard our plant ship @malobee πŸ€—
Excited that you’ve found something you find helpful.
IDK about ADHD but I am a helicopter plant mom/chronic overwatering 🫒🫀
But this app has helped a lot as well as the social community.
Can’t wait to vicariously enjoy your green journey! πŸͺ΄β£οΈ
@Vinxy2 we all have our journeys! Haha thanks so much for the kind welcome! Ngl I read plant ship, and I immediately started in on my captain’s log, β€œplant date 0127 on the plantship Planterprise…” πŸ˜‚
As someone with other/multiple mental health disorders, I have to agree that Greg helps keep me on track. Nothing like a bully from Greg to water my plants when I’m dealing with a depressive episode. πŸ˜‚

So happy to hear you’ve found Greg to be a happy and helpful place for you to help your babies thrive! πŸ’šπŸ’š
@MeganO I am so glad you found Greg and it has been a useful tool for you also. Depressive episodes can be a real bugger, so having a happy little leaf nudge is appreciated for sure. Thank you for the warm welcome! πŸ’šπŸŒ±
I can also relate. Adhd and plants are tough. This app has definitely helped my plants thrive too!! ❀️ Welcome to the community!
@Leyleaves hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ» thank you for the welcome. The struggle is real, but look at us now! πŸ₯°πŸ₯³ glad to meet you, and I look forward to seeing you around.
@malobee same here! ADHD and Executive Dysfunction made plant care difficult for me- it's the very reason I downloaded Greg too! My husband has dubbed me a green thumb now that I can tend to my plants the way I'd always wanted to! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’š
Congratulations on your plant care, may your plants continue to thrive!!! πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸŒΏ
Fellow ADHDer here and feeling this so much! I used to overwater and kill everything because I couldn’t recall the last time a plant had been watered and assumed wrongly that it had probably been a while.
@ArtisteRose yay! Your post makes me so happy! I am very glad that you found Greg and are ✨THRIVING✨! πŸ’šπŸŒ±
@EmGrowsPlants hello, fam! I am glad you made it here too! Cheers to being awesome plant people now 🍻
Greg and a h2o meter have saved many a plant in the last year. Rooting for you and your lil plant jungle @malobee
@malobee this is wonderful, thank you for sharing and welcome to the Greg fam πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Aw! This is thread is so great! So #wholesomeοΏΌ! I know that for me, Greg was always a watering app. I NEVER wanted to be on social media again. I was SO DONE. Then the #gregteam started talking about making it more like a community and I thought to myself - no way.

And I'm so glad they did! It's like instafacesnap and reddit with NICE people all rolled into one!

Greg doesn't judge your thumbs. πŸ’š ☺️

Do you know how many plants I've killed?! Do you know how many plants I've chucked off the balcony into the compost pile?

A lot. And they have all taught me something so none of it was in vain. 😁
@malobee Greg has helped my my mental health big time. I also have ADHD. Greg is my β€œHAPPY” place and I love πŸ’• the community. I have had so much help from everyone and it’s very much appreciated. I have learned a lot myself so I’m able to help people with problems and recognize certain pests. So I can relate to your post as well. #GregGang
@Colin thank you! I do appreciate you and the team! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
@sarahsalith yes, I felt exactly the same way. And it has turned out to be so positive! And thank you for that perspective shiftβ€”you are right. Those fallen plant babes have helped make my current bbys thrive. πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ±πŸ’š
@KikiGoldblatt hello πŸ¦‹ fam! I am so glad you are here and I have seen your posts around! You are always so helpful, and I am already learning so much.
@malobee I'll tell you a secret- @KikiGoldblatt is SUPER sweet and smart and helpful!! ☺️

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