Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Winning the Race Here Is ...

... the volunteer unknown tomato!

I went into the garden this afternoon to pick some jalapenos, cucumbers and basil to give to a friend and this lovely had ripened enough to be picked.

This came from the tomato plant volunteer that germinated in the raised bed and has grown just as well as the seeds I started inside.  Now to see how it will taste.


6 comments:

Jenny said...

nice! how did it taste?

1st Man said...

Don't you love when "nature finds a way"?? Too neat!

Marcia said...

Will taste it tomorrow. I hope its good because there are a lot more on that vine of unknown origin.

Marcia said...

Yes, I am sorely tempted to start my tomatoes directly in the beds where I want them to grow next spring instead of hassling with starting seeds indoors. They obviously germinate fine outside and grow just as bigger if not bigger.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The mystery tomato may turn out to be your BEST one!!!!!! It certainly is healthy...

Had some rain today!!!! Yeah!
Hugs,
Betsy

Patricia said...

I never have been able to pull up a volunteer plant. My thinking is that if it worked so hard to germinate and grow I should respect that! Funny though, I don't feel the same way about weeds. My husband tells me a weed is just a plant I have not learned to love! Enjoy your tomato. I was waiting to pick my first red one and a squirrel beat me to it.

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