Friday, February 25, 2011
Seed by seed
Last season here at Arugula Too, I planted my tomato seeds by early December. This season, well, this year has been quite different. Know I have been busy wandering all over the internet looking at blogs, collecting links about it, thinking about planting the tomato seeds, mulling about it over the coffee cup. Anything but the dirty deed. Funny, I have been reading Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott, a marvelous memoir about writing and life. To be a writer, reminds Lamott, requires a person to actually sit the body down and write at some point. An analogy she uses, hence the title of her book, was that you do it bird by bird. One very bright lightbulb turned on in a dimly lit brain: writing and gardening, oh the similarities! While I have been quite the fanatic about weeding out my nemesis, the false garlic, I was reminded of how far I have fallen off the wagon when it comes to starting the tomato seeds.
Here's the plan, defined in baby steps because baby steps is the best way for me to get going.
Step one: pull out the tomato seeds I plan to use. Step two: find the soil and the yogurt cups with holes in the bottom and the container to hold the yogurt cups. Step three: soil goes in cups. Step four: wet the soil over night. Step five: plant the seeds and water.