Q.If a vegetable garden is not harvested, will it make a crop in the next season?
A person has a vegetable garden with a crop ready to pick. The person becomes unable to harvest the crop, and the garden is essentially abandoned. Would the seeds of the unharvested crop grow a new vegetable crop in the next season? Are some vegetables more likely to do this than others?
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It is very common to have volunteers come up even if the garden is harvested, as some fruit will still fall and disperse seeds. However, it is generally recommended to collect seeds and plant new. Here is why: