I'm not an avid gardener---but I try. I've been composting for about 2 years now. Last week----we discovered some kind of vine taking over my flower garden---with flowers on it! It MUST be a phantom plant from my compost!! We think it's watermelon---which I've tried to grow but never succeeded! My grandson will be soooo excited! Hubby says that next year---instead of planting a garden----to just fill the area with compost & see what we come up with!!
Why not take a picture of your vine & post it here? It'd be fun to see.
"I've decided to quit my job, drop out of society, and wear live animals as hats."
Melon family and tomato seeds can survive in a compost pile unless that pile gets to pretty high temperatures, 150 F plus, so you could have a cucumber, watermelon, muskmelon, squash or any other melon family member.
The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
We want pics! Love to hear these kind of stories!
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
Embarrassed to admit---but I have NO idea how to post a pic!
Neither do I, but I really gotta learn. I soooo want to post pics!!!! It's time for me already...
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
I have composting worms and spread the worm castings around my new plantings this year. I have volunteer tomatoes growing everywhere! I just pull them because with our winters, they won't produce fruit before frost.
Have fun with your vine!
I had a volunteer tomato last year by the BBQ pit growing quite well and even produced tomatoes until December and then it froze.
Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
To post a picture, you just click on the add attachment? link below the text box when you are creating a post. It isn't available in all forums but it is in this one.
I try to avoid composting cantaloupe, watermellon, pumpkin and mature squash and cucumber seeds as they will survive the composting operation. I've have more than one volunteer tomato that has produced fruit in my garden. Sometimes they've done better than the ones I bought. I gardened all the time in PA with great success since I was about 10. Here in NC between the heat and the deer that roam freely into my backyard it has been a challenge. I did OK with tomatoes this year but nothing like what I produced as a kid or as an adult in my parents garden.
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