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Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
This big tomato is on a volunteer tomato plant, but its type is still unknown.

Volunteer tomato plants come up like weeds

Once before I started having a vegetable garden, a yellow pear tomato plant came up on its own among some flowers. Now that I have a vegetable garden, volunteer tomato plants come up like weeds.

I pull them out where they will be troublesome and try to keep a few. They are the most prolific drought-tolerant disease resistant plants. They always are the small cherry variety, but one of my volunteer plants this summer has a big tomato on it. I am waiting for it to ripen so that I can figure out what type it is.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)