Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Green

We had a few "volunteers" in this year's vegetable garden. Two of the plants were tomatoes. Very small tomatoes, similar to cherry tomatoes but oblong, not round. The third volunteer was a Swiss chard plant. I'm not sure how it got to the place where it sprouted because we've never had chard in that spot before. The only thing I can think of is that a seed from a previous year was in the compost pile.

A back-lit chard leaf.

When I noticed the plant last spring, I didn't pay it any attention. But it kept growing, so I started watering it. It's become a healthy plant, and quite big. We've already harvested from it, and there are enough good leaves still out there for another harvest.

Note: Tasha Tuesday has the day off.

5 comments:

  1. No Tasha Tuesday??? 😩

    Great photo!

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  2. Well, I'm missing Tasha, but I think you're right about the compost. We get so many "volunteers" in our compost. The trouble is not knowing what they are half the time.

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  3. This photo makes me think of a big river in the forest and its little tributaries.

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  4. judy, thanks!

    bettyann, sorry. I just didn't get it together in time.

    ginny, so true. I had no idea what kind of tomatoes they would be until they set fruit. Luckily, I didn't have any of that variety already in the garden.

    chm, you're right!

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