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Ripe volunteers

Volunteer tomatos in the weeds.

It's been a good year for volunteer tomatoes.

Usually they don't make it past the green stage before the first frost date but for some reason this year a few plants are old enough to ripen and eat.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I love volunteers. This year I had volunteer yellow pear tomatoes and dill at the house we are getting ready to sell. At our "new" place in Oregon we have volunteer walnut trees and hazel bushes, and plums.
Comment by Jennifer Wed Sep 13 10:34:34 2017

Hi All,

One cherry tomato this year. These are the plants that really match your soil.

So they grow well and give good fruit!!


Comment by John Wed Sep 13 14:11:06 2017

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