Isn't it fun watching something grow? I have never tried growing vegetables but I do like to plant flowers from seed. From seed is so much more fun to watch.
I tried growing some stuff by seed when I lived in Vancouver. I grew sweetpeas, forget-me-nots and some other flower. Only the sweetpeas grew to flowers. The place I grew them was in the backyard of the basement suite I had rented. There was a HUGE pile of sticks. I got permission from the landlord to bundle them up for trash and plant stuff there. I cleaned it up, turned the earth, planted seeds and watched and weeded. Sadly, the only plant I could tell apart from a weed was the sweetpea. So I ended up growing a bunch of beautiful sweetpeas and a few weeds.
It was interesting not only for growing plants but because I met a lot of my neighbors by doing yardwork. The people next door thanked me because they said rats had been living in the pile. Everyone who walked by always had a nice comment from the weather to my plants.
When I was helping my brother in Calgary with his lawn I noticed the same phenomenon. He already knew most of his neighbors but they still stopped for a quick chat if they were walking by.
None of my neighbors here really stop for a chat. We have talked with each other on different occasions if we happened to meet outside. I guess it's other people walking by who don't really say much. I usually say hi or nod, though.
Some yummy tomatoes does sound good. The store bought tomatoes just aren't as flavorful. They are expensive and now we have to worry that they have salmonella. Ach.
btw, your letter shaped photo didn't come out for me. Happy growing.
Tomatoes here are amazing. They are usually really nicely textured and kind of tomatoey-sweet. I found store-tomatoes back home to be more grainy or gritty. Grit isn't the right word. More like a granular mush? I didn't get many garden tomatoes when I lived in Canada.
Probably a lot of the tomatoes I eat are genetically modified or bred for taste rather than shipping durability. When I can, I like to buy directly from the farmer or gardener.