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