- Posted July 18, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
From garden to table
Recycled Dead Tomato Plant Springs Back To Life
Two years ago I was doing the gardening assignment for iReports. I had many different veggies growing. After the season ended I threw out the dead plants. All except one tomato plant which was still producing.
Once this plant stopped producing I guess I just forgot about it and it stayed in the bucket I had planted it in. This was two years ago.
Three and a half weeks ago I decided to take this plant out of the bucket and plant it in the ground, I figured why not see what happens. When I took it out of the bucket it was totally dried out, just a bunch of dirt there, or so I thought.
Here it is almost four weeks later, growing like crazy, it even has the little yellow flower buds popping up now.
I always knew flowers come back to life in the spring, but two years for a tomato plant to be dead and come back to life, wow.
I can't wait to taste the first tomato, will it be as sweet or will it be bitter? Maybe it will even be better!
I'll let you know.