Strange Days Indeed

Has this happened to you?  You find plants you didn’t plant from seed?  And, no, they weren’t growing the previous year, and you don’t think they were planted by wild life.

This never happened to me until I moved into this house.

I have LOTS of plants I didn’t plant so I’m wondering if someone like Mrs. Wilmott’s ghost or Charlie Brown’s “The Great Pumpkin” came through my backyard and planted them???

This summer I didn’t have one or two or three volunteer tomato plants.  Nope.  I had something like 16 or 18.


Roma tomato volunteer alive and well in November above.

Some of these volunteers were even growing in my deck’s planters.  Of course, I let them grow, and it turned out they were Roma tomatoes and not the Matt’s Wild Cherry tomatoes or the Celebrities I’d planted.

The Romas took over and produced like mad.  Could the seeds have been in the mushroom compost I carted in?  Baby Roma tomato plants are STILL coming up even though it’s November.  Hunh?

Next, I found a baby citrus tree in a pot of soil where I’d tried to grow something else.


It’s possible this plant came from a seed in my own compost, but I don’t think so.  I eat very little citrus.

Finally, I noticed I have a cantaloupe in the veggie bed.


I didn’t plant any cantaloupes, and it looks like I might also have a honeydew melon.  I like cantaloupes and honeydew melons,


but I seldom eat them because of their high sugar content and where these are growing, I didn’t put any compost.

Strange days indeed!

Lyrics:  Nobody Told Me

John Lennon

Everybody’s talking and no one says a word
Everybody’s making love and no one really cares
There’s Nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs ****
Always something happening and nothing going on

There’s always something happening cooking and nothing in the pot
They’re starving back in China so finish what you got
They’re starving back in China so finish what you got
Nobody told me there’d be days like these

Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Nobody told me there’d be days like these
Strange days indeed
strange days indeed
Everybody’s runnin’ and no one makes a move

Everyone’s a winner
and no one seems to lose
There’s a little yellow idol to the north of Katmandu
Everybody’s flying and no one leaves the ground…

From : Yoko Ono called this “kind of a fun song.” She told Uncut in 1998: “I think that especially around that time he felt that again, the world had lost its course, its direction. I really think that it’s to do with, not confusion but starting to learn that life is always gonna be a mystery.”

**** Friendly Blog Note:  I currently have contractors, not Nazis, in my bathroom.


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