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Garden Invaders

August 17, 2013
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I haven’t been that organised in the garden this year. I keep blaming it on the poor spring giving me a bad start, but it’s really no-ones fault but my own.

In spite of this, I have had good crops of salad leaves, courgettes, carrots, and two excellent crops of sugar snaps, which I love.

Recently, the new sugar snaps have been invaded by some kind of weed which keeps poking its head up through the peas. It’s been a persistant little bugger, and looked vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. It is only in the last week, as they have grown, having not weeded for 2-3 weeks, that I now recognise the plants. Some gardener I am!

They are tomatoes and are growing strong. I’ve just realised that the wormery tray that I mixed into the earth of this particular trough, at the start of the year, must have had some unused tomatoes rotted away in there, and the seeds have germinated.

I’ve no idea what the seeds from supermarket tomatoes will produce (they are almost certainly hybrids, so won’t breed true), but I’m not proud. The plants are in flower, so I will leave them and see what happens.

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One Response to Garden Invaders

  1. Janet M on August 17, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Why not! They’re volunteers, let them grow! Last time that happened to me, it was a very small crop I got, but some > none, so all to the good.

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