But that doesn’t stop me from ruthlessly weeding them out… except this one. It was the biggest and the strongest and I figure it deserves a chance.
It’s a mutt because I have no idea of its lineage – it could offer the illegitimate and nearly-inedible offspring of a fancy overbred hybrid or the delicious, juicy, resilient fruit of several generations of delightful, open-pollinated heirlooms.
That’s what I get for growing such a hodgepodge of tomatoes in my backyard.
And I don’t even know if it’s from a tomato I grew in the first place. We dump so many tomato seeds and byproducts into the composters that it could even be from a supermarket tomato. Ick. (not that we eat many of those)
But still, like I said, this was the biggest and strongest so I am giving it an opportunity to show its stuff, in a pot for now until it starts getting too big for its britches.
Just noticed a slug on the plant tag YM made me. He wrote the words at the wrong end so stuck it in the soil sharp-end up. Didn’t deter this guy, though…