Ask anyone who grows their own food and they'll tell you it's worth it. Not only do fresh, home-grown fruits and vegetables taste best and often are more nutritious than the ones sitting in a grocery store, but the pride and satisfaction that come from harvesting the fruits of your labor are also simply priceless.

However, getting there can be challenging. Especially if you're a newbie. After all, there's plenty you need to learn about the crop, nature keeps throwing you curveballs, and some pesky little creature is constantly trying to rob you.

So when someone fails at their first harvest, often the only thing left for them to do is... have a laugh about it on the Internet and try again next year.

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Harvested some bananas that grew in my backyard. I guess, success?

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You could also view these pics as proof that millennials garden. Even though they have a reputation for spending time on their computers, not in their backyards, according to the National Gardening Survey in 2016, over 80 percent of the 6 million Americans who took up gardening the prior year were millennials.

They're giving the plant industry life, too. "With many millennials delaying parenthood, plants have become the new pets, fulfilling a desire to connect to nature and the blossoming 'wellness' movement," Matthew Boyle wrote for Bloomberg.

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Stille20
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a lot of effort but go you!

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"For a group that embraces experiences and travel, moreover, plants give Gen-Yers something to care for that won't die — or soil the rug — when they're not around."

Interestingly, millennials can pay as much as $200 for some plants, but when you consider that according to a survey by The New York Times, raising kids is more expensive than it's ever been before and finances are the main reason why people aren't having kids or are having fewer kids than the number they consider ideal, although costly, plants don't seem that costly, do they!

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Would anyone like some lemon water?

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So when I purchased my super dwarf Tangerine. I was told that the tangerines themselves would be normal size. I guess I fotgot to ask, compared to what? Despite its size, it still peels, tastes and wedges just like a normal tangerine. But hey, Indiana grown citrus


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SykesDaMan
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a real talent you got here! I could barely peel a "normal" sized tangerine without squishing half of it! Kudos!

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I just don't know what to do, start a ketchup factory maybe?

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AntiNutjob
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

3 tomato plants in a pot that size won't get you anywhere. 1 even really.

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Enough garlic to last the quarantine

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Linda HS
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everybody with the smol veggies should get together and make a smol garden salad!😃

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Anyone know where to get a tiny bottle so I can make the ants some hot sauce?


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Had to bust out the wagon to haul in this load

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Egg
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's gonna summon the lego avatar to break the cabbage cart

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Ready to begin harvesting. Need advice on canning.

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My precious carrot harvest from this year. Matchsticks for size comparison.

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My mom was very proud of her tomato harvest. It's spaghetti night, boys!


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Grew corn in our backyard for the first time. Nailed it

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postboredom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Corn-y puns are a-maize-ing (not sorry)

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My first meyer lemon ripened today. Im so proud of the little guy. Banana for scale


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The juice is worth the squeeze


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Raine Soo
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That rind is as thick as a truck tire.

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Tried growing tomatoes for the first time this year. This was my harvest

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Enough to make eggplant parm for the entire population of Italy.

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Anne
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can buy eggplant mini's seeds though, this is a legit variety

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I shall make a salad fit for a king

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N G
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Trump would pay big money for your lettuce

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postboredom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would start a miniature cooking show with them

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Scagsy
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which part of the US are from? If it's Mini-apple-is then this is to be expected.

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A 400% return on investment

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N G
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mate Jack would like to buy these. Would you trade them for a cow?

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Scagsy
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Way to go for displaying it like it's in a museum

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