When the Tomato Heard it was Spring


I have had two sad and lonely tomatoes on my shelf for far too long.
Yesterday, while making Enchiladas, I thought to throw them into the sauce.

When I sliced them open – I saw that they must have heard us talking about Spring!


The boys delighted in the little sprouts, and sprung into action themselves.



Out came the sand shovels – in went the tomato sprouts.  We have experience with tomato sprouts, one year in Central Oregon, even with the tiny little growing season of three and a half weeks between late July and mid August when it doesn’t frost, we grew tomato plants by the dozens – starts from leftover tomatoes. We never got a bloom or a fruit, but we sure did grow a lot of plants that year!


This container is in full sun most of the day on the dock, but we may bring it inside if we know a cold snap is coming in April.


And so the garden officially begins. Winking smile

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3 Responses to When the Tomato Heard it was Spring

  1. Crissyanna says:

    I didn’t know a tomato would sprout inside of itself like that. That’s cool.

  2. Blossom says:

    Excellent! Lol my ds loves tomatoes and when I opened the post he was like “Is that a tomato??” I hate to clean out the garden when all the plants have run their course…usually I plow it all back into the dirt. One year there were an insane amount of cherry tomatoes but then a frost hit and ‘killed’ them… When I plowed them under the little tomatoes sprouted new plants! It was pretty nifty to see and I didn’t have to buy/plant more tomatoes 🙂

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