Aug
16
2015

Growing Our Own Tomatoes

When we moved into our house slightly over a decade ago, I did not like gardening yet so Darling tiled up the entire car porch. Now after having two kids, I find comfort in growing my own greens BUT I don’t have the land anymore for that and has to resort to growing everything in pots. I wasn’t even serious when I started my urban garden. I did not purchase any seeds. In fact, my tomato plants grew from the tomatoes I bought from Village Grocer!

homegrown cherry tomatoes

We’ve been buying this grape cherry tomatoes weekly as we super love tomatoes. 

organic tomatoes

I’ll usually halve them so Ayden can eat them on his own. 

homegrown tomato seed

I collect the seeds that he drops on the plate and let them dry. Once dry, I place them in a pot and cover with some soil. After a while, I see little tomato plants growing. 

potted green garden

I transfered them into individual pots and get little Ayden to help me water every morning. At this point, I don’t know which tomato seeds that grew – the yellow or the red tomatoes. I’ll only find out should the plant bear fruits. 

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I started growing tomatoes early June. It is mid August now and I am welcoming my first harvest of totally organic RED grape cherry tomatoes. No words can describe how happy I am when I see little tomatoes growing on my tomato plants. I have 5 plants altogether so I don’t need to buy tomatoes again for now ^_^

Ayden helps me care for the plants every day. He’ll water them, touch their leaves and monitor the tomatoes all the time, telling me which one has ripen. I harvested my first ripe tomato today and gave Darling the honor to eat it not knowing Ayden has been waiting anxiously for that. When he saw the red tomato is gone, he asked me where is it and when I told him I gave it to Daddy, he said he wants to eat it! Nevermind, tomorrow we’ll harvest the second ripe tomato and THAT is specially for Ayden. He is excited when I told him the second tomato will be his. He smiles until kenot see eyes dy ^_^

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Can you feel his love for the plants? LoL. He loves sniffing my basil plant and I am glad I caught him in action. I totally LOVE this pic! <3

Update:

Ayden can now have not one, not two but as many tomatoes as he wants :)

organic tomatoes

Check out the rest of my potted garden success:

29 Comments + Add Comment

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    So nice. Everything I plant dies. Sobssss!!!!

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    Merryn Reply:

    Eh no lah. Your curry plant grows so well until so tall with seeds, I remember that.

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    Your urban garden has bear fruits…My project of planting have not started yet, so far it’s only a plan in my mind. I shall do it when time permits..so far only my cactus survive…:(

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    Merryn Reply:

    Do start soon. It’s so satisfying to see the results :D

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    You have natural green fingers. Just look at how well your cherry tomatoes grow. So wonderful that you managed to capture the precious moment of Ayden sniffing the basil. Does he like to eat the basil too?

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    Merryn Reply:

    I added basil into his spaghetti and he is okay with it.

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    Good lah, train from kiddo time to love that shi… I mean that basil. I cannot handle that thing at all >..<

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    Merryn Reply:

    Nice what. Fry with eggs. Yums!

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    This is so nice! Hubby and I love tomato cherries but never thought of planting it. Ok. Thanks to your tips, I will try to plant it.

    I also tiled up my house so like you, I planting my plants in pots. At least not so much works done on de-weeding. Hehe.

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    Merryn Reply:

    Good luck! :)

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    Super love the last photo too!

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    Merryn Reply:

    My favourite <3

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    nice tomato plants hah….whoa 5 plants are enough already no need buy for the time being.

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    Merryn Reply:

    Yes, 5 plants but so far only 3 are fruiting nicely. Another 2 are flowering but yet to bear fruits.

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    Ayden, the real farmer in town lol . . .

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    Merryn Reply:

    Not bad eh?

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    So happy see your tomatoes, wanna try to grow this again, wish me luck please~~~

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    Merryn Reply:

    Good luck, Choi Yen :)

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    I love the smell of basil! My next plant batch I wanna grow is basil,mint,rosemary and others after being inspired by the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden’s sensory garden…LOL you should really go there!!!

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    You are super good with plants. How did u grow your basil

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    Merryn Reply:

    My neighbour threw her basil plant one evening. It had flowers so I quickly plucked one and dig out the seed. That tiny seed grew and grew and now I have a beautiful pot of basil :)

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    Sorry out of topic but Ayden is so adorable!

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