Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall tomatoes


This is one of the pots of basil I have on my deck.  I've harvest most of the basil leaves from the stems.  But as you can see, there is more growing here than just basil.  Several weeks ago, during a mad tomato canning episode, I poured the blanched skins and whey from my refuse bowl into the basil pot.  A little bit of extra nutrients, I thought.  Little did I know those little tomato seeds would sprout and grow like crazy.  I am loathe to pull them, I want to see how big they get.  Although with the hard frost predicted for tonight, probably not much more.

4 comments:

Mr. H. said...

You are worse than me, I am always too curious to see how things will grow to pull them.:) It's actually a very good study on how things grow in a given situation.

Lucky Lizard Ranch said...

Move the container indoors and have an indoor garden this summer?

The Cupp Family Farm said...

I love volunteers! I threw out some peach scraps to the chickens and now we have a beautiful little peach tree growing next to the chicken house!

Jo said...

Hello Mr. H. -- Seems like these tomatoes really enjoy the basil plant, perhaps I should plant them together in the garden ...

Hey Liz -- Unfortunately I don't have any good south-facing windows for an indoor garden. Otherwise I would be all over it!

Hi Tammy! I envy your peach tree. We love peaches, but they just don't do well up here. Good luck with the fall harvest!