This might damage my personal digital brand, but I have decided to disclose a huge knowledge gap to you: Although I have completed the highest German school leaving certificate, my expertise in biology is incomplete, to put it midly. It seems like my brain only stored the subject matter we talked about in the last two schoolyears when everything was relevant to the one big exam which I actually aced, knowing everything about receptors and evolution. When it comes to botanics, my own nesciene surprises even myself, and it regularily shocks my poor mother.
This is why now I have started a gardening project: my tomato. I bought a tomato plant three weeks ago because my balcony is to the south and tomatoes like that. Since the tomato has come into my life, I am following a live event in botanics.
In the morning and in the evening, I go and water it. In the afternoon, I count the new blooms; I marvel at this natural artwork. When I talk to friends, I inform them that if things go well, I might be able to harvest 18 little tomatoes soon. It’s like a new pet. Because it grows so rapidly, it needed a new stick to entwine around and I sent Evelina to buy one. She’s witnessed my tomato journey for a while now and when we came to my house once and it rained, I rushed in to get my tomato out of the rain before doing anything else. Evelina said, “I realize there is lots of focus on the tomato now”. Well, yeah. But at least now I know how a tomato grows.