Author Topic: Accidental Gardener  (Read 230 times)

Offline Aletheia (OP)

Accidental Gardener
« on: June 17, 2017, 09:11:12 PM »
Next to our rear door steps, in a mostly sunny area with nearly black soil we had this mystery plant of about 3 feet tall appear seemingly overnight. It had little yellow flowers, and it appeared to be a garden-variety plant. A few days later, little green pepper-like fruitage started to grow. My boyfriend thought they might be jalapeños  and although I rarely eat jalapeños, I was hopeful this was the case for his own delight. I forgot about the plant for a couple of weeks or so, and was a little concerned as it had fallen due to all the fruitage. That's when I realized exactly what the plant was. So, I got some boards and string and started to affix the plant back upright, and picked two of the egg-shaped Roma tomatoes. 13 more are growing, 7 are large and will redden soon, and there are about 6 more flowers that just opened up to start the process over again.

I've always wanted to grow a tomato plant, but never meant to grow one in quite this manner or with so much negligence. Awesome variety though.

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Online Cavebear

Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 02:28:21 AM »
As a gardener and especially a tomato gardener, that plant sure seems odd as you describe it.  Tomatoes don't grow that fast, and they are unlikely to appear out of nowhere.  Just suggesting you be cautious about eating the fruit until you have a positive identification.

Can you post a picture?
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Offline Baruch

Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 09:16:51 AM »
As a gardener and especially a tomato gardener, that plant sure seems odd as you describe it.  Tomatoes don't grow that fast, and they are unlikely to appear out of nowhere.  Just suggesting you be cautious about eating the fruit until you have a positive identification.

Can you post a picture?

Maybe the tomato plant is next to a MJ plant? ;-)
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Offline aitm

Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 09:14:43 PM »
Next to our rear door steps, in a mostly sunny area with nearly black soil we had this mystery plant of about 3 feet tall appear seemingly overnight. It had little yellow flowers, and it appeared to be a garden-variety plant. A few days later, little green pepper-like fruitage started to grow. My boyfriend thought they might be jalapeños  and although I rarely eat jalapeños, I was hopeful this was the case for his own delight. I forgot about the plant for a couple of weeks or so, and was a little concerned as it had fallen due to all the fruitage. That's when I realized exactly what the plant was. So, I got some boards and string and started to affix the plant back upright, and picked two of the egg-shaped Roma tomatoes. 13 more are growing, 7 are large and will redden soon, and there are about 6 more flowers that just opened up to start the process over again.

I've always wanted to grow a tomato plant, but never meant to grow one in quite this manner or with so much negligence. Awesome variety though.



If your gardening skills are anything like my wife, the minute you touched it, you doomed it.
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Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 01:14:29 AM »
Next to our rear door steps, in a mostly sunny area with nearly black soil we had this mystery plant of about 3 feet tall appear seemingly overnight.

Have you tried climbing to the top to rob the giant that lives there?
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Offline Baruch

Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 06:24:47 AM »
Have you tried climbing to the top to rob the giant that lives there?

Watch out for a hooka smoking tomato worm!
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Online Cavebear

Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 02:45:27 AM »
I have a green thumb.  Seeds germinate, seedlings thrive, broken flowers recover.  I've grown veggies on a north-facing apartment balcony.  Good soil and attention makes up for a lot.
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Offline Aletheia (OP)

Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 10:17:53 PM »
As a gardener and especially a tomato gardener, that plant sure seems odd as you describe it.  Tomatoes don't grow that fast, and they are unlikely to appear out of nowhere.  Just suggesting you be cautious about eating the fruit until you have a positive identification.

Can you post a picture?




I'm not a good judge of time that's passed, so it's possible the plant had been there longer than I thought. We rarely use the back door.

I ate one of the tomatoes and didn't suffer any adverse effects. It had the same texture and taste as a Roma tomato. I'll post pictures when I can.
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Online Cavebear

Re: Accidental Gardener
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 06:07:12 AM »
Roma style tomatoes are great for sauce and acceptable on salads or fresh!  LOL!
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