When I was in college, I had a basil plant. His name was Philip. Supposedly, basil is very easy to grow. Supposedly, it grows like a weed. Philip did not get this memo. Philip died a slow, limp death.
If you’re like me and you need a self esteem boost in the plant-growing department, consider planting an onion! This cannot be more simple: take an onion that has sprouted and put it in a pot with some soil. Leave it outside and soon you’ll end up with a lovely flower on a really long stem: