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    Re: Green Thumb

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkmast3ritza View Post
    Which is the meaning of "green thumb"?Thx.
    Someone with a green thumb can grow plants easily. Plants flourish under the care of such a person.

    (A black thumb is someone who manages to kill all their plants, despite their best efforts. )
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    Re: Green Thumb

    Green fingers is also used for this.

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    Re: Green Thumb

    If you have ever been involved with the cultivation or care of Tomato Plants you will get green fingers and green thumbs.

    This may not be the origin of the phrase, but it should be.

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