Gardening is fun and it brings back memories of the islands. Of course not planting tomatoes. This summer, after several months of composting, I decided it’s time to put my islander’s talent 😉 to good use.
Previously, when I was in college, I buy the grown plants for my gardening but this year, I decided to go for the seeds. It was cheap. Way cheaper, as you can see, the seeds gave me more plants. A bag of it costs 75 cents. Not bad considering a plant cost between 3 to 5 dollars. But how did I go about doing it.
Well, all I had to do was bury the seeds about an inch underground, sprinkled water over it and leave it to do its own thing. lol.
It took a few months before harvest but the waiting is worth it. The tomatoes are fresh and can be awesome in soups, salads or finadeni sauce. I ate them raw though. The taste when they’re fresh is just amazingly refreshing.
Gardening is fantastic! I didn’t just grow tomatoes but beans, mustard, and green onions. The harvest was awesome!
There are a few things that I didn’t realize which I must do next Summer. One, I must not plant tomatoes in the way of backyard football. That was bad. My boys hated the tomatoes because they restricted their areas of playing backyard football. I felt sorry but it was too late. Next Summer, I plan to buy something to guard my tomatoes from footballs, volleyballs and hardballs. Hehehe.
Another thing I didn’t realize was the crows eating tomatoes. I never thought of that until I saw my tomatoes being eaten by something. The first thing I did was putting up a plastic fence because I thought the neighbor’s rabbits came through my backyard and feasted on my tomatoes. That didn’t help so I turned to BING for an answer and walla, it was something with a wing, the freaking crows. I improvised using my couch’s cover as shield which helped prevent the crows from eating my tomatoes.
What a relief it was to know that the crows won’t bother my tomatoes anymore.
Next year, I plan to try planting Onions. If anyone of you know or have done it before, please share your tricks with me by leaving a note. I would love to be able to plant lots of onions so I do not have to buy them from the store. Hehehe. Typical Islander!!!!