Monday, August 09, 2010

Feral tomato rescued and brought back into society

Here's a follow-up to my Saturday post about our opportunistic tomato.

Our head of operations writes:

Hi Paul,

This picture shows how Brendan's team showed this plant a little TLC. His team will continue to give it special treatment!


Rick

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, in the horticulture world we call these 'volunteers'. "Feral"??!! Implies it might reach out and bite you. Looking forward to photos of the feral fruit!

nonlocal

Paul Levy said...

Well, it might be a Beefsteak or Big Boy!

Eva said...

I'm a gardener, and while I would normally call this a "volunteer", I love the idea of "feral" tomatoes! I see them every once in a while, and I hope someone will love them just a little. :)

(My medical professional husband passed your Saturday post along to me, and suggested I read it and this post.)

Paul Levy said...

From Facebook:

Suzanne: Amazing how one little plant can make the best in us come out and now we can follow it on fb.

Justin: Sadly that tomato now looks better than some of my tomatoes.

Claire: It looks better than all my tomato plants the spring rain killed.

Anonymous said...

And now "feral" peas are volunteering to sprout in people's throats too!

Paul Levy said...

Perhaps you should give us the cite to that...

Anonymous said...

Bravo Brendon and his team! Fine examples of BIDMC employees at the Hospital with a heart.

Justin said...

Surprisingly, the stake was changed. Apparently, someone complained that the broomstick handle was not fitting for such a tomato (or perhaps was not good for it). It took the guys in operations a saw and a sheet of wood to fashion out the more fitting stake it has now.

Anonymous said...

In Washington, DC where I live, this story would make the nightly news! It says a lot about a hospital staff that takes care of even the neediest with love and creativity. Thank you Justin!