Since the first warm days of spring, I noticed the beginnings of “volunteer” cherry tomato plants growing between our 9 foot tall white privacy fence and behind our gas grill. As weeks have passed and many a hot, sultry day with ample rainfall, the plants have flourished beyond anything I’ve ever actually planted. The plants are full, lush and easily 4-5 feet tall, loaded heavy with tomatoes.
I call them “volunteers” as they self-sprouted from the remnants of last years semi-successful, “cherry tomatoes in a big pot” container-gardening project. Apparently, Mother Nature is a better vegetable gardener than I and liked this rather random, protected spot better. My “volunteer” cilantro is also coming up here with abandon.
As of today, I grabbed my colander and perching cautiously on the edge of the deck (trying not to take a header into the garden), I picked these beautifully ripened gems!
Much to my surprise, next to the jacuzzi, where last year’s grape tomatoes were growing in a pot, I have three very hearty grape tomato plants which are growing through the cracks in between my patio pavers. Here’s proof!
11 thoughts on “Volunteer Tomatoes!”
So much fun!
Indeed it is! 🍅😊
They are very pretty.
Thank you and they tasted just amazing – fresh, bright and sweet! 🍅
You’re lucky to have such tasty volunteers. x
Like a little gift from Mother Nature! Won’t waste one of them!
I love volunteer tomatoes. Amazing how hardy plants can be, growing in unfavorable places. They must have been so tasty!
I agree – so funny that for all the effort to plant something, a seed falling in a crack produces a better plant. I think there is a lesson there!
Lucky, you! What a fabulous gift from nature 🙂
🍅🍅🍅A gift from the Gods to be sure!