In spring I dug in the compost that was in my tumbling compost bin in preparation for planting the usual summer crops. To my great surprise a load of seedlings from the compost came up.
I have no idea what they are - cucurbits of some sort are particularly evident but what sort of cucurbit are they? I have about 5 of these large leaved things starting to take over... I wonder if they are a watermelon or a pumpkin? In any case they are doing very well.
Then I have about 5 of these little fellas doing very well - I suspect a cucumber or a rockmelon?
Then there are the tomatoes that have popped up.
Very delicate little plants that seem to be forming cherry tomatoes in a Mini Roma type form. There are about 5 of these too.
It is fantastic to have these surprise plants for free coming up thru the garden. I cant wait to see what they will yield. Next spring I will devote a whole bed to these random compost pot luck vegetables, just to see what happens. Yay, free plants!
Have you had a vegetable surprise lately? From your compost heap or a self seeded surprise?