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Wild tomatoes


By maewyn


Not ‘wild and crazy’, just growing wild. I did a load of weeding yesterday and the most prolific ‘weeds’ were tomato plants, sneaking in among the strawberries and leeks. I suspect the birds have been spreading the seeds. Its a shame though that it’s too late in the year for it to be worth growing them on, but I doubt any of them have time to fruit now.

Apart from that I’m deadheading like mad, taking off almost every flower head in preparation for going away for a few weeks. Fingers crossed I come back to some flowers rather than loads of dead-heads. That’s if the slugs leave any.

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get the same thing in our raised beds, i think the seeds overwinter in the compost heap , and then when we dig this into a bed the seeds germinate , always pulling up rogue tom seedlings.never tried to pot them on though.

23 Jul, 2009


yes i have a similar problem and i reckon its from the compost.

23 Jul, 2009


I had that too, it definitely is the birds, because I have not put any compost in the areas where the plants come up, even 2 years in a row. Maewyn, why can't you keep them and put them in pots underneath the eves or in a shady spot where they don't dry out. Perhaps have a timer on a tap with a dripper, so they stay alive. Then you can grow them inside in a sunny spot and have tommies in the winter.

23 Jul, 2009


I have a big potato growing ing the middle of my lavateras. lol. I'm leaving it to see if I get a good crop. I don't know where it came from.
Pitty it's too late for the tomatoes.

25 Jul, 2009

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