Two days ago our neighbors brought us a small box of tomatoes from their garden and 2 tomato plants. The tomatoes tasted incredible. The tomato plants made me realize that I have absolutely zero idea about growing my own food. They now stare at me and ask to be planted. I guess I should take the first step, instead of letting them die, right?
But how does one even start?
I've spend a day helping out a man in Japan who grows award-winning tomatoes, but I'm pretty sure that I'm not looking for that level of expertise at the moment. Instead, I'd like to find the most hassle-free way of growing tomatoes with a minimal barrier of entry, so I can start (ideally) today, learn experientially from day 1, and (hopefully) successfully grow a single tasty tomato. Just enough to prove to myself that I can do it.
30 May 2020: We’re adding mint to our garden.
25 May 2020: The plants seem to be growing. I’m also noticing, that it’s probably going to be a long time until I’ll have something worthwhile to log here...
21 May 2020: We finally plant our tomato plants (which we call Tom & Jerry) into their new home. Somehow it feels very symbolic—a transition towards embodying the GameB ideals.
Oh... And it turned out that Tom is actually a sunflower 🌻. Surprise!
19 May 2020: I create this whole section and decide that I want to learn how to grow tomatoes. Or at least give it a shot. No expectations.
17 May 2020: I received two tomato plants. My food growing experience is zero, but I am freaking good with building habits. Let's see what happens.