A Will To Live
I snapped this photo while I was on a lunch break. A healthy tomato squeezing up from a crack in the sidewalk, between a drain pipe and a building. It’s over a foot tall now so it’s been there for while.
Who said a tomato plant is fussy and difficult to grow; this tomato defies the genre. This one tough tomato takes on dirt, exhaust fumes and heat in stride. It definitely has a strong will to live. Someone may have gotten a salad but didn’t like the tomato and threw it on the sidewalk (the NYC attitude). One little seed from that tomato had a will to live and found its way to survive and grow in a concrete forest, Manhattan, on its own. This is a tomato with guts. A tomato with ambition. A tomato not intimidated by the less decent the city has to offer. It will be really cool if it bears fruit.
2 thoughts on “City Tomato”
It will need to be pollinated by a bumblebee or other pollinator capable of buzz pollination to bear fruit. Hope it survives!
I don’t know about bumblebees in the city but many building rooftops in the city have honeybee hives on them. I’ve been checking on it every couple of days. Don’t expect much, just curious how long it will last.