I was checking on my garden when I found a squash-type-plant that I hadn’t planted.
Sorry for the bad picture, but that’s a sugar snap pea that I did plant, and a squash of some sort yet to be determined that I did not. Considering we used compost dirt around the vegetables we planted, I can only assume that it’s from the compost dirt.
I was pretty excited about this, especially because I swear it popped up overnight. Then I went into work and found that my compost has just kept right on giving! It’s generous like that.
A little background. We planted sunflower seeds, and as an experiment we told the kids we were going to use some “compost tea” from my compost to water some of the plants. The idea was to see which ones grew faster. Obviously the ones with the compost started to grow faster, but they all evened out after a bit.
Then, I found a small plant growing in the cup with a large sunflower. At first I thought it was a weed, but then I realized this was one of the plants we had experimented on with the compost tea. I’m not sure what, exactly it is, but I’m leaning towards tomato, possibly. Too bad it’s going home with it’s owner, and I won’t see it grow up.
Ahh, my compost. It just keeps right on giving…