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The Little Plant That Could
A number of weeks back I came across a lonely tomato plant growing in the flower bed right beside the entrance to my work place. How it got there I'm not sure, but I rescued it and took it home with me that afternoon. This is what it looked like then:
I put it in a pot with some good soil and before long it was looking good and ready to transplant into the garden.
I was so proud the day that I put it in the ground, but it was short lived because when I came out the next day a cutworm had done what cutworms do. Devastated, I just left it where it was.
A few days later I noticed a leaf coming out of the ground. The tomato plant was still alive. I wrapped it to protect it from the cutworms and this is what it looks like today:
Unknown tomato plant ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )
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How cute. You did a great job nurturing that little doomed plant. Bet you are a proud mama. I would be, for sure.
Well done for noticing the little plant at your place of work an rescuing it. Now I hope it will survive and produce some lovely, tasty tomatoes for you.
Yes! I love stories of survival like this :) Thanks EG.
That is a determined plant! If it produces a fruit that is edible, I would be inclined to save seed from it to propagate its strain..
What a fighter! Well done :)