You’re probably familiar with some variation of the old saying ‘A watched kettle will never boil’. It gently suggests that the more impatient you are for something to happen, the longer it will seem to take.
Well, the kettle may not have boiled, but I’m the one with steam coming out of my ears from pure impatience. I’ts got to the point where I’m starting to feel like I’m watching my poor ‘Tommy Toes’ tomatoes so closely that they will never fruit from the sheer pressure of it all.
I’m very excited about my tomatoes as it’s been a long time since I’ve grown anything from seed. I am also a bit anxious about these as they were sown just before Christmas, a little bit on the late side for my part of the world. Being a novice, I wasn’t entirely sure if they would flower and fruit in time.
So you can imagine my excitement when I noticed some flower buds emerging yesterday! Well, they haven’t so much as bloomed yet, but the appearance of flower buds is enough for me to get excited about the prospect of little tomatoes appearing one day soon.
That’s If everything goes according to plan from here on in.
I’ll cry if it doesn’t.