Tuesday, August 14, 2012

An eternal cherry tomato patch

Take a look at this garden bed. Do you think there's even a shred of hope that I won't be growing cherry tomatoes in it for the rest of eternity? Long after the collapse of civilization, I suspect nomadic tribes will be stopping here for a quick, sweet snack on the way to the coast. Luckily for me, I don't have a problem with that. I like nomadic tribes. I also don't mind the odd cherry tomato.

What's amazing is that I haven't planted cherry tomatoes in my garden in years - because once I did, they just seemed to take care of planting themselves after that. And here's a perfect example of what happens when one "facilitates" (i.e. does nothing about) such independence. I can't help but let them grow - its the only kind of tomato I've been able to grow that doesn't attract every imaginable kind of pest and disease. And they taste great.

So I'm not even going to bother trying to clean up this piece of contemporary gardening. If whatever I plant here next doesn't work out, I'll have a backup. Best to just let nature run it course. As you can see - it already is, regardless.

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