I will and have admitted that I am a lazy gardener. It seems this year I have been lazier than most years. Being a laid back most of the time gardener I pick easy to grow things, along with a few not so easy to grow items. I have mint, which I have mentioned in the past is a weed. I lovely weed that I dry in the cellar and brew up for tea. Purslane, I have said is a tasty weed. Arugula has also seemed to be a weed in that this year I didn't plant any and volunteers popped up in a nice sunny spot. I will chop them down and make a curry.
In chatting with a 3rd St neighbor I realized I had another edible weed taking up space, the cherry tomatoes. I can not keep up with them. They are very, very, very productive. The other problem is they drop too easily. You try to grab a few and a whole bunch, red, orange and green little balls drop to the ground. And there are so many. One day I bothered picking a bunch and gave them away; a basketful of tomatoes and I still had more. The other problem is you have to pick them before a big rain or else their skins will split.
The story of how I got the cherry tomatoes can be found in my 2005 story about my composter:
Since these tasty tomatoes drop plenty of little tomatoes a few volunteer plants are bound to pop up the next year and the following years, with little input from me. This year I did cut back on the plant, which I believe just made the thing more productive. I believe Matt moved away or moved out of the swing dancing circle I was in, but I still have the legacy of his tomatoes.I began composting soon after settling in here in Truxton, I know this because of the cherry tomatoes. I had a house warming party and a guest (Matt) brought a big bowl of cherry tomatoes from his garden. All the tomatoes didn't get eaten and I tossed them in the small white bin. I used the compost for the front yard and the next Spring got cherry tomatoes growing along my gates. I didn't plant them, so I guess some seed from Matt's tomatoes survived the composting and germinated in the ground.