Growth – an unexpected realization

If you follow me on instagram then you probably know that we grow our own herbs and tomatoes. We like being backyard gardeners because we like to know where our food comes from, and it’s just pretty to sit back, surrounded by greenery.

You can also probably tell by my lack of blogging lately that I’ve been running at a faster pace than usual lately.

Today I was out pruning our tomato plant – partially to calm my mind and because it’s coming to the end of its bloom cycle so it needs some extra TLC. Usually I throw the dead branches and the occasional overripe tomatoes to the edge of our yard by the fence to decompose. A makeshift compost if you will.

Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that the weeds are starting to get out of control, and then I saw it. In the sliver of dirt by our fence, a fresh new tomato plant has sprouted up. I couldn’t believe it, so I rubbed the leaves and sure enough they have that distinct tomato plant smell. On a closer look it’s about to start booming, which means even more tomatoes are on the way.

It’s exciting for us because we are geeks. But also because we did nothing more than throw some old, dead branches back there. That dirt is crappy, full of rocks and roofing material and yet we have new life that is emerging.



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