Beth-Swell Artist Member
Weโve been growing tomato plants for about a month now.
There is something quite magical about putting seeds into earth and watching life grow from seemingly nothing.
Our oldest loves to help, and she knows that water and sunshine are key ingredients to helping the plants survive.
I also told her that I had read if you talk to plants, it can help stimulate their growth. I have no idea if this is true, but it is adorable watching a 4 year old talk to tiny seedlings.
Growing tomatoes, as it turns out, is not too terribly hard as long as you remember those few key ingredients I just mentioned.
The last thing it requires is patience. You cannot plant a tomato seed one night and wake up to a ripe red, tomato the next.
This comes as no surprise to anyone and of course is common sense.
Now imagine that you are a seed. Maybe you were recently planted with a new job, you just had a baby, you just quit your job, or your children have recently flown the nest. Everything is foreign. You cannot expect that in a day you will have figured everything out in your new situation. Looking around it seems that everyone else has it figured out, but you my friend have recently been transplanted into an established garden. Everyone around you has been here awhile, and you have just begun to pop your head out of the soil.
Just like the tomato plant, you need watered, you need sunshine, and you need lovingly spoken to.
The only difference between you and the tomato plant, is you can give all of these things to yourself.
Wether your roots run deep and you are in a stage of life where you are bearing lots of fruit,
or your roots are barely growing and you are a long way from being established,
remember to give yourself grace, give yourself love, give yourself sunshine on your face.
You cannot turn from seed to tomato overnight.