Volunteers from the Compost | The Not Too Shabby Blog

Has anyone ever had sprouting plants appear from newly spread compost?  I have many tomato “volunteers” as they are referred to, sprouting in my cantaloupe patch.  I do recall tossing tomato refuse in the compost pile last fall. Some from my own tomatoes and some from store bought organic tomatoes. So, I am not sure what type of tomatoes these volunteers will produce.  I let them grow for a while, but now that my cantaloupe are vining nicely, I’ve had to pull them. With nowhere else to place them in the garden, I have put them in pots and given some away. I left one monster tomato plant stay as it was already blooming. I’m excited to see what kind of tomatoes will appear. So far, all the pla….

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