When Aurora was fourteen months old she discovered tomatoes in the garden. She would walk-toddle really-down the row of plants until she came to the cherry tomatoes. Once she found the small round fruit, she would sit down in the dirt and eat her fill. It didn’t take her long to figure out that the red tomatoes tasted better than the green ones. Discriminating taste develops early. The round red tomatoes looked enormous in her little hand. We plant cherry tomatoes every year. Aurora feels an ownership toward these plants. And at least once each year I have to tell the story of the cherry-tomato-eating baby.
Starting tomatoes from seed, indoors, is fun and a great way to get a head start on the growing season. Your kids will love putting the soil or seed-starting mix into pots and planting the seeds. And wait until the little plants start to pop up-pure magic!