Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Surprise Tomatoes!

As you all know from this post, Chris and I mulch much of our food waste. Generally, Chris uses the rich, dark soil to fill in low spots in the yard (he's a bit obsessed with having a level yard... is this just a guy thing or what?).

In late spring, we had purchased a small container of cherry tomatoes. Then, we went out of town and the tomatoes spoiled, so we threw them in the mulch bin.

Earlier this summer, Chris noticed a tomato plant growing where he had poured the soil from the mulch bin.
These photos are obviously from later this summer, after the plant(s) have grown quite large.

The plants have kept us in a steady supply of cherry tomatoes all summer long.

Kinda cool if you ask us!

7 comments:

Jordan Sanders said...

wow, that's great! you have quite the green thumb! I tried to grow tomatoes last year....didn't quite work out.

Chris said...

This only happens when you don't work you mulch bin correctly.

Elana Kahn said...

LOL I think it's so cool!

Tracy said...

Mow the yard next time on the riding lawn mower and you'll fill holes,too. I was raised on land and it is BAD when u hit a hole! I do agree that it is a guy thing.LOL

Angie said...

That is the coolest thing ever! Love it! If you need to get rid of some tomatos, I know someone you can give them to. ;)

Chris said...

I give away more than we eat, so anytime you want any Ang just come over and pick some.

Angie said...

Great! Thanks! :)