April 5, 2009

Compost is full of surprises...

Near my compost pile, I've been finding all sorts of random plants sprouting up.

Here's a random melon plant of some sort:

Here's a random tomato:
The tomatoes are probably the easiest to identify because of their leaves, fuzzy stems, and distinctive scent. Here's one I found and potted up:

I've actually given about 8 of these random tomato plants to my neighbor, and I have another one potted up in addition to the above. How odd.

7 comments:

  1. That's funny because every year I find tomatoes growing all over the garden, I think when some of them fall off from the previous year they reseed themselves.

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  2. One year we accidentally had a 1/2 acre of volunteer pumpkins. Haven't grown them since. It is always fun to see what will show up uninvited.
    Heather

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  3. I wonder what I will find this year. Freebie plants are always a treat.

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  4. I grew up with home grown tomatoes on the table most every lunch and supper. Delicious.
    Brenda

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  5. I love the volunteers too. Sometimes you end up with some really neat ones. I'm always surprised how easily tomatoes volunteer.

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  6. Can't beat free plants! I've had tomato seeds from the compost do the same thing.

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  7. Tomatoes are some of the most resilient seeds around. I think they now treat sewerage for this as there used to be tomato plants growing all through the sewerage system (having been all through our system - so to speak).

    Sorry to lower the tone!

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