Volunteer potatoes

I haven’t planted potatoes in my garden beds in two or three years but, nevertheless, they keep coming back.  

I neglect them pretty badly but they still persevere leaving me with some digging and cleaning up at the end of the season.

I have a few tomato plants that I’ve left a little long and need to clean up as well.  


I know, it’s a mess, don’t judge me too harshly.  

Time to clean up!

I dug up any volunteer potatoes with a pitchfork. 

 I picked any remaining tomatoes off the plants and ended up with a nice haul. 

 I pick the unripe as well as the ripe tomatoes because the green ones can still ripen on the kitchen counter or be used in cooking as is.

Then I churned some compost into the beds in preparation for winter.