Can I tell you about my awesome morning? 5-mile run, new books at the library, free lunch, interesting speaker (“Pop Spirituality: A Blessing or Curse for Hinduism?”), and a JOB OFFER!
Can’t get much better than that. Oh, wait. It does. Because this afternoon… I planted tomatoes.
When I ordered basil, spinach, and lettuce from the Interwebs, a free sample of large cherry tomato seeds arrived, too. The tomato seeds came with a soil pack, which is somewhat of a new concept for me. I hunted down a planter, some warm water (so difficult), and soil, and hunkered down on the porch to watch the soil pack go from Point A:
…to Point B.
I soaked the
candy soil pack in warm water for 5 minutes and dropped it into the bottom of the previous home of my beloved jade plant. I sprinkled nine seeds onto the soil pack and prayed that only one would grow. Realistically I can’t grow more than one or two tomato plants this winter. Our house doesn’t get a lot of sunshine, and I wouldn’t be able to keep the tomato in the cold frame (height issues). If all 9 of these babies start to grow…well… some might have to die.
I covered the soil pack with 1/4″ dirt and watered it for good measure. The watering can got a little pour-happy and managed to get my phone and book as well. I wrapped up my planting session by reading two chapters on the porch. The sun was glorious, the autumn air equally so. The tomato instructions said to “Place near a window,” but I interpreted that to mean “Place near a basil.” We all got our sunshine today!
What’s your favorite vegetable?
Are those soil packs weird, or what!?