Back around the first of the year I was up in North Florida for a few days. On that trip I brought back a Brunfelsea Pauciflora or Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow plant.
It has been sitting out back until I finally got around to moving it up to the new rock bed.
At this time I discovered that several stowaways had come along for the ride along with the original plant.
Growing out the side of the container were two uninvited plants. Best I can figure they figured life might be warmer down in South Florida and decided to come on down.
After extracting the first stowaway I stuck it in an old pot so It could be studied some.
I have no clue as to exactly what this first plant is.
Stowaway number two is obviously some type of Tomato plant.
It was extracted and planted in one of the five gallon containers that are used for growing vegetables.
What makes this a roll of the dice is that I have no idea what the parent Tomato was.
There are so many different Tomato types it could be anything. I am going to try to grow it just for fun to see what it turns out to be.
Chances are that it reseeded itself from a hybrid type Tomato . If that is the case there is no telling what this plant will look like or produce.
Seeds taken and grown from hybrid plants most often do not result in the same traits as the original hybrid plant.
A good example of this is a Marigold plant that I grew from seed last year.
The seeds were taken from a spent flower on a Marigold plant that was really exceptional. I planted the saved seed expecting to grow a plant like the one that I took the seed from.
What I ended up with was a mutant Marigold. The plant grew bigger and bigger until it was almost three feet tall.
The whole time it grew there was never had a single bloom or flower bud on it.
It was quite interesting to watch but obvious that the seed I had collected came from a planted hybrid.
With the mutant Marigold in mind I am going to grow the stowaway Tomato hoping that it grew from an open pollinated heirloom plant. Just for the fun of it.
After all they were free and that's how they got the old saying ," never look a gift horse in the mouth".
P.S. If anyone knows what the plant is in the second picture please to let me know.