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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Looks like we may be having a short growing season for the garden...

NOT because of the weather, which has been plenty warm and even having rains that have been almost perfectly spaced,

BUT because of the pesky spider mites which have already killed one tomato plant and crippled several other plants....

The tomatoes are ripening at a remarkable rate, but the harvest may be short lived, and we'll need to pull up plants with a really bad infestation...

I could never make it as a commercial grower. The risks they take to get food on our tables are daunting, and I can especially appreciate the hard work because I see it on a miniature scale here in my own garden.

But Oh! the taste of home grown tomatoes! There's nothing like it!
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