Do Tomato Plants Come Back the Next Year?

Do Tomato Plants Come Back the Next Year?

Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:02 pm

Call me crazy but-can tomato plants come back the next year?! I have 3 plants growing exactly where my tomato plants grew last year and they look like tomato plants. Or is there a weed that closely resembles a tomato plant? Thanks!
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Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:11 pm

If any of your tomatoes fell to the ground and overwintered their seeds, it's certainly possible that you have volunteer tomato plants from last year's plants.

One year I threw my Roma seeds/jelly goo into my not-hot-enough compost. When I then used the compost the next spring, all my roses had HUNDREDS of volunteer tomato plants. :shock: The pulled-out tomato bodies went into the compost, but since then I've been a little gun-shy about putting tomato seeds into the BioStack. Maybe this year, since it's a hotter heap than it used to be...

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