Unlikely traveler

This yellow pear tomato came from the seed of a tomato plant that started its life in West Virginia.

A family member went to WV last fall to visit and ended up rescuing a root bound volunteer tomato plant from a sure death due to the coming winter. It was scraggly and pitiful in a 5 gallon bucket, she drug the whole thing back home with her and planted it in her garden. The leggy plant went on to produce many healthy tomatoes and from those she saved seeds. This spring she started the seeds and now there are tomato babies all over. I was lucky enough to get two of them.

I think of these plant’s history each time I tend to them. I’m glad a wayward seed found it’s way into a 5 gallon bucket half full of dirt hundreds of miles away.

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