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The Little Plant That Could

Category: Gardening | Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:26 am

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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waretrop wrote on Tue May 06, 2014 11:10 am:

How cute. You did a great job nurturing that little doomed plant. Bet you are a proud mama. I would be, for sure.


eileen wrote on Tue May 06, 2014 3:14 pm:

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.


Frank wrote on Tue May 06, 2014 4:36 pm:

Yes! I love stories of survival like this :) Thanks EG.


Henry Johnson wrote on Tue May 06, 2014 5:18 pm:

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..


Green Fingers wrote on Tue May 06, 2014 7:23 pm:

What a fighter! Well done :)

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