Last autumn, a tomato seedling appeared in a pot on my windowsill. No idea how it got there but, out of curiosity, I decided to let it grow to see what happened.
The upshot was an occasional cherry tomato in the spring but the plant itself looks non-too-healthy, so in the end I begrudged the space it was taking up.
Thus, the tomato plant had now moved to the patio
Since reading Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway, I would agree that all the energy expended on starting off annual vegetables can be frustrating (as well as bad for the soil etc). I also agree with him that tomatoes are still a crop worth growing. And since some lettuce appear to have self-seeded from last year, I hope the type I really want will do the same this year.