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Self-Seeded Tomato Circle- Short Video- No Irrigation Needed*

 
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A short showcase of tomatoes that popped up in a spot where there used to be a compost pile. Tomatoes aren't commonly considered to be able to yield a finished crop in my zone/region but here you have it! We were getting tomatoes from these plants even after a few light frosts!

*I think we only ever watered these tomatoes once. It while they were first forming fruit but they didn't actually need the water, I just wanted to boost their fruit set a little. They were never wilty looking.

I should mention that the compost pile had other food scraps added to it for a year before the tomatoes popped up.

Please 'like' the video on youtube, and/or leave a comment to boost the youtube ratings so more people can be exposed to this subversive idea.

Here's the link to the video through my blog:

http://greenshireecofarms.com/2012/02/19/self-seeded-tomato-circle-video/


And here's the direct youtube video link:

 
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Excellent video!



I don't suppose you also grew some transplanted tomatoes nearby as a comparison.

 
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Thanks Paul.

Unfortunately I didn't put transplants nearby as a comparison. Unless I was able to determine what variety of tomatoes would pop up in that ex-compost pile spot, and have space in the same area for transplants of the same variety, I don't think it'd be a fair comparison anyhow.

If I can get it together, I am planning on doing a seed vs transplant comparison this year, in the same bed, same type of tomato. I'd love it if I could avoid starting tomatoes indoors altogether but until I have consistent results, I'm gonna keep to a trial scale.
 
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How do you post the video link like that? (with the image and not just the hyperlink)
 
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Travis Philp wrote:How do you post the video link like that? (with the image and not just the hyperlink)



https://permies.com/t/12883/tinkering-site/embed-youtube-videos


 
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Cool video I can't wait till spring!
 
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Something's funky with the original video, here's a working version I found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acWYrbu1TmM

Thanks for sharing this, very cool!
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