Last year we put out a few tomato plants, but they didn't do so well.
In autumn, we plopped the disappointments into the compost pile.
This year, we decided not to bother with them because so many friends had tomatoes to give away.
Very early Spring we transplanted two rose bushes. They were "wilty," but we hoped for the best.
After being gone for nearly two weeks, we returned to find volunteer tomato plants growing over our roses! Four of them.
What in the world...?
The tomato plants we put in the compost pile sprouted new plants (because we didn't microwave the compost dirt to kill off junk). The tomato plants shaded the roses and both survived. Yay.
So late in August we had fried green tomatoes. Talk about unexpected blessings...
I use Southern Living Magazine's recipe. Yum.