Posted by Skud in Growing Stuff on April 28, 2013 at 06:51


It's autumn here.

A couple of weeks ago I was cleaning up brown, dry, dead-ish tomato plants and started by cutting them off a few inches above ground level with the secateurs, meaning to come along later and pull out the root balls and deal with the remainders of the soil in the containers.

Since then, they've sprouted new leaves and are growing back rather nicely. Since we have mild winters with very little frost, I have a suspicion they might make it through until spring.

Has anyone had experience with overwintered tomatoes? Do they fruit in the second year? Is it worth it?