An Unusual Start

An Unusual Start

The other day I had a surprise. While washing dishes at the kitchen sink I looked over at a small yogurt cup on the counter top to see this:

Several small seedlings had appeared from some tomato seeds I was soaking. I’m going to have to admit one of my major failings here to properly tell the story, sometimes…I forget things! In this case I put the seeds in water to soak and try to remove the pulp from around the seeds. I meant to get back to dry off the seeds and store them but apparently time moved faster than my memory. The seeds soaked for about a week then began to germinate in the water! The tomato seedling in the picture stuck to the side of the cup and decided to make it home.

It’s a little early to be starting tomato seeds here in TN right now but since I already had a. accidentally good start from a few seeds I potted them up into a soil mix and put them on a window sill. These seeds came from a small yellow tomato that resembles the ‘Sungold’ variety of tomatoes. I was given a few of them last year and was told that they were grown by Dr. Sams of the University of Tennessee. They were delicious! They also seem to have a very long shelf life if stored on the kitchen counter. I wish I had saved more seed for these tomato but because I didn’t I’ll be keeping these seedlings going until I can plant them outside.

I can’t wait to taste that first ripe tomato – I think I know which variety it will be!

Have you had any happy accidents lately?
Also don’t forget that Seed Sowing Saturday starts this Saturday! If it’s too early for you to start your seeds just post when you do – ALL are welcome!


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. No happy accidents lately….I am going to take your tomato seedling as a postive sign for an early Spring….hey, a girl can hope, can't she?

  2. Darla,

    Sure you can take it that way! But unfortunately it may not turn out like that! Still it is fun to see something growing again!

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