I've always been a bit useless at gardening, but since we moved into our house-with-scary-garden 8 months ago, I've really taken a shine to it. I've been experimenting, with varying results, with flowers, annuals, perennials, fruit and vegetables, creepers, herbs, hanging baskets, mulches and fertilisers - all terms and things I'd previously had zero knowledge of. Mostly though, I was just a little bit tentative about my foray into gardening, and so for the most part, tried to leave it as the old owners had left it to us.
I did make one huge change though - my ultimate pride in the garden for the first summer I had with it, was harvesting some delicious tomatos from my 2 plants I bought as soon as I moved in and found a sunny spot.
They were just regular tomatoes from the nursery, Burkes Backyard ones I think, but they were the single successful thing I grew that then gave me the confidence to tackle other plants, and even a bit of a landscape makeover (which is still in progress!)
Delicious, and inspiring. What helped you gain confidence as a gardener when you first started out?