Self-seeded cherry tomatoes

Last year was awful for blight on my tomatoes and I was lazy about clearing up the fallen fruit. What I hadn’t expected was for these to grow into new plants this summer.

They took their time about it, not getting going till the rains came at the end of last month. Still, I was delighted when the plants started to produce fruit.

The most vigorous plant is, unfortunately in the shade – and quite how it got there I don’t know, as there weren’t any fallen fruit on this side of the garden. Not being sure if the tomatoes will ripen, I’ve taken them in and added them to the other green tomatoes I’ve picked to make jam with.

The older green tomatoes are, however, ripening. In fact, I’ve now already eaten half of them in sandwiches, which isn’t a bad end. I had been waiting for a fresh supply of jars to put the jam in, which I now have, although as yet they remain empty.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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8 Responses to Self-seeded cherry tomatoes

  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I had some self seeded tomatoes in Green house and also in garden (i think from garden compost). I love getting these free plants!

  2. gaiainaction says:

    That’s mighty good and lucky Helen. I have some self seeded potatoes but not sure how they will turn out as I did not harvest them yet.

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