Volunteer Tomatoes from the Volunteer State


Whenever a shoot comes up from a plant that’s not planted, Eric calls it a volunteer. (What better state for a volunteer to grow in but the volunteer state of Tennessee?) This year, our compost produced several volunteer tomatoes. They’ve happily produced all over our garden. Instead of pulling them up in the herb garden, I’ve decided to let them grow. I wasn’t too worried that any of them are hybrids since we grew heirloom tomatoes last year. (I’ve had some volunteer squash hybrids and they produced some ugly crosses.)

We are looking forward to a very large crop of tomatoes this year since we planted 34 in the garden and 4 in the greenhouse. I’ve counted about 11 volunteers in our herb garden. It’ll be great year for canning. I just love tomatoes.




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