Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quick and Easy

It has been nearly impossible to grow anything that is surviving in the heat and drought this summer.  Native flowers are doing fair with as much pampering as I have time to give them.  Everything else - the water hogs especially - are pretty sad.

The most lush plant in the yard came up all by itself.

It has had no special treatment, no fertilizer and very little extra water. 

I have always heard when a plant is in the perfect place, it thrives.

Last summer two hybrid small-tomato plants lived in this bed.  
Tomatoes that dropped on the ground were left to compost in situ.

 I didn't have the chance to plant any garden this year. What a lovely surprise it was to see little tomato plants poking up through the mulch. 

I pick about a quart of tomatoes every other day.

Hope they pop up again next year.


laxsupermom said...

What a nice surprise to have tomatoes just pop up for you. Our tomatoes are just now starting to ripen, and I can't wait to start processing them. Thanks for sharing.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow that plant is very happy there! What a really nice surprise!

RHome410 said...

That's quite a producer, especially for a volunteer! Most of my tomatoes are puny and very green.

rita said...

Beautiful and productive!