It all started quite innocently.
Having discovered these delicious little ones a while ago,
and become slightly obsessed with snacking on them...
the crazy though crossed my mind,
to pop a couple of tiny seeds from a small tomato that I was enjoying,
into the garden bed outside our kitchen window.
Our backyard was only ever designed to be a pretty sight.
We had long ago decided to keep it free of anything
that might be construed as pertaining to usefullness...ie. vege gardens and the like,
which require occasional periods of aestheticly challeged scenery.
But those tiny little seeds had other ideas!
Above: this is the view we now see from our kitchen window.
Below: where once there sat a gorgeous Lobelia filled, delightful view...
...there now sits an amazingly vigorous tomato plant.
Not only has it grown way larger that I thought was possible,
it has also produced abundant flowers...and fruit!!!
Ok. So there was a slight learning curve involved
in the 'growing of ones own tomatoes'.
It had to do with pesky little grubs.
The secret is...
that you must sprinkle yucky green poisonous tomato dust
all over the tiny yellow flowers.
If you fail to do so...
then you will end up with a super crop of
tomatoes that look like this...
Once we had used the dust,
things were looking up!
I don't know how many tomatoes
we have harvested from those initial couple of seeds that I stuck in the ground,
but there have been countless punnet sized crops so far.
Now we are wondering when the plant will have run it's course,
as it still seems to be nowhere near finished with it's growing.
You would have thought I might have learned a lesson about poking seeds into the garden bed.
But no, I couldn't help myself throwing in a couple of pumpkin seeds a few weeks ago...
Now I am wondering if THIS large leafed monster will
devour our whole backyard.