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Beginner Vegetables: voluntary what?

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brownthumb78
Belleair, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 9, 2013
5:53 PM

Post #9552751

What are voluntary plants & such? I keep reading about voluntary seeds or plants or clippings & I don't know what any of this means.
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


June 9, 2013
6:11 PM

Post #9552768

It just means something that was not deliberately planted. Usually from a seed left in the ground , dropped by a bird or other animal or a sprig of plant inadvertantly dropped. Example if you sit on your back porch and spit watermelon seeds into your flower bed, you will most likely get lots of volunteer watermelon plants.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9553363

I have volunteer tomatoes growing. I did not plant them. Last year volunteer tomato plants grew in the same spot. Some of their fruit was not picked and fell to the ground. The seeds from those tomatoes survived the winter and have sprouted. Some of these plants now have tomatoes.

These are known as "volunteers".

I don't think "clippings" would be considered volunteers as they are deliberately taken from a mother plant and set into the ground (or pot) to reproduce. These (I'm guessing) would be considered "clones".

If you need more clarification, let us know ^:-)^

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2013
8:23 PM

Post #9555704

^:-)^!
brownthumb78
Belleair, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 12, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9556974

OK. I understand now. Thank u very much for the info.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9557250

You're welcome, brownthumb :-)

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