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Post  moswell on 7/13/2012, 8:11 pm

I just took a closer look outside around my general garden area and found at least three volunteer tomato plants. cheers I suspect that the tomatoes the squirrels bit into and then left behind last year have produced the plants. What luck. I wonder what "flavor" tomatoes I'll end up with from them? I'm guessing they'll be sungolds, since those were most abundant for me last year.

Others with volunteer experience? Do you just leave them be or do you try to plant them elsewhere?

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Post  camprn on 7/13/2012, 10:01 pm

I have a volunteer tomato plant in my raspberry patch and another in the watermelon box. I have some rooted suckers I need to find homes for too... Very Happy

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Post  songstriss on 7/13/2012, 10:11 pm

How fun! I also have some volunteers! I had some of my own compost left and I poured it around the veggies in my row garden (planted before I heard of SFG). I have lots of volunteers coming up all over the place. I have some tomatoes, some cukes and some I don't even know. But I figured I'd let them grow and see what they produce. Can't wait to see! flower

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Post  southern gardener on 7/13/2012, 11:20 pm

we have several "volunteer" plants! we planted one out front, (not in MM) and it is growing like MAD! It has taken over the whole bed. We are going to have to start pruning it. We gave some to some friends, and he showed me a pic yesterday, it looks like a BUSH! Crazy! It looks like my big one is going to be some variety of cherry tomato. Sorta fun to do! I found it growing in gravel with NO water or soil?? lol

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Post  moswell on 7/14/2012, 4:06 pm

@southern gardener wrote:we have several "volunteer" plants! we planted one out front, (not in MM) and it is growing like MAD! It has taken over the whole bed. We are going to have to start pruning it. We gave some to some friends, and he showed me a pic yesterday, it looks like a BUSH! Crazy! It looks like my big one is going to be some variety of cherry tomato. Sorta fun to do! I found it growing in gravel with NO water or soil?? lol

lol - all the babying we do for the plants in the bed, and these things just find a way on their own to grow and survive. And your plant reminds me of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." Very Happy

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Post  yolos on 7/14/2012, 4:53 pm

I have a volunteer watermellon growing in the space between the grass and the pool pump. It even has two baby watermellons on the vine. Whoop, Whoop!!!

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Post  walshevak on 7/14/2012, 6:48 pm

I have pulled more basil seedling than you want to know that were all volunteers from last year. Replanted some, used some seedlings for cooking, and composted some. Still have a bed full growing under the edemame, eggplant and tomatos.

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Post  GWN on 7/15/2012, 11:44 am


I have pulled more basil seedling than you want to know that were all volunteers from last year.
wow basil volunteers .....that would be great.
I do have a few carrot volunteers from a second year one that went to seed last year, I also have a whole crop of volunteer dill, in fact I might just leave that area as my dill area, as it does so much better a job than I have done growing them inside and transplanting Smile
and of course LOTS of tomatoes all over the place, (any where I have put my compost out.)

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Post  Lillyz on 5/13/2013, 8:49 pm

just went outside to the compost bin to add some old container soil.
Im guessing its a volunteer cabbage.

looks better than anything ive planted so far lol

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