Meanwhile, stuff keeps growing in the garden. I don't have so much a laissez-faire approach to gardening as a lazy-ass one. I plant stuff, water it, fertilize and pest spray as needed, and trim off the dead parts when they start to dominate. If/when plants die, I sometimes pull them out and sometimes just chop them off above the surface. That turned out to be the right thing to do with the artichoke, so I have kind of applied the approach to everything edible. I almost never pick up fruit-fall or something an animal has partly eaten. And I have stopped pulling weeds until they grow big enough to tell what they are.
As a result, I now have a new cherry tomato plant! It was probably seeded from a ripe tomato that a bird half ate and I didn't want to touch. My theory is that stuff like that becomes compost if you let it biodegrade. It's in a terrible corner where the roots can't get very deep. I'll put it in a pot while we're working and hope it survives.
I never got around to ripping out Tommy and Brad either, and both have rebounded. Tommy is thriving as a plant, but has yet to produce a tomatillo. Still waiting for Brad to bloom, maybe next week. Considering I thought he was dead not that long ago, I'm not disappointed.
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