I had been cleaning up my terrace, emptying pots that had been infested with some annoying bulbs that i just couldn;t kill (they keep reproducing their secret underground bulbs) and just dumped the contents all into a big pot. Other garbage, weeds, etc ended up in there, and someone must have thrown the remnants of a salad, or a piece of tomato into it.
Anyway, i found two nice tomato plants growing. I moved them to a real pot and now there are 5 or 6 tomatoes on them, and several other flowers. The tomatoes are still small and green, but they sort of look like the beefsteak type (italian version i guess) - ridged, but low and wide.
I never had any luck growing vegetables even when i buy the plants already started!!! so what a surprise that these are actually growing and producing.
What do i have to do besides water them? I repotted them in bagged dirt they sell for terraces, that is supposed to be already fertilized and all. They seem healthy enough so far. The plants are in the full sun. I water thoroughly every night.
I vaguely remember as a kid, my mother plucking out any sprouts that grew between the branches, in the fork formed by two branches, saying they sucked the nourishment away from the plant, but i'm not really sure of this, it was sooo long ago. It might not even have been tomatoes.