So why not start with my favourite veggie - the tomato! We decided to go with open-pollinated seeds and seedlings.
We bought one seedling from this place in Saitama: http://www.seinousha.com/ . We drove there, up to Saitama, to pick it up. It's a variety called アロイトマト (aroi tomato). I can't find much info about it in English.
We transferred it over to a proper planter. Here it is in our garden now:
We also bought some seeds, by delivery, from Noguchi Seeds: https://twitter.com/noguchiseed. Those were delivered.
Here are the seeds:
We planted them into small pots, will share photos of those in the next blog post.