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Old 06-30-2009, 02:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I was at my community garden plot about a week ago, and noticed there were some grass clippings. They were in an area that they put mulch and such for you to use, then throughout the year, everyone tosses their weeds, dead plants, etc. It's all burned at the end of the year.

I went over to get some grass clippings, and saw a tiny tomato plant. Thought about leaving it, but it will inevitably be covered with garden waste. So I rescued it.

It is about 8 inches tall, hasn't grown since I transplanted it. Today, I was gonna pluck the flowers off so it could put more effort into growing, but it already had tomatoes. So I left it.

Will it get a whole lot bigger? It's a cherry tomato plant, and it looks like the tomatoes are gonna be TINY. It has a whole bunch of flowers. The rest of my tomatoes are 2+ feet.

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:15 AM
 
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As long as it doesn't die from transplant shock, it will be fine. I have several volunteers i have gotten from the garden bed that I mixed with compost. I transplanted some of them and they are growing after their initial shock. Of course smaller than my other plants, but i couldn't just pluck it and toss it, i had to give it a chance. :
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Seems like my cherry and pear tomato plants are usually smaller than the ones that make bigger fruit.
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