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The last time I talked about THE GARDEN things were doing well thanks to the heat we were getting. Over the past week, however, Colorado has been blessed with cooler weather and for some reason the tomato plants have gone crazy. See that image above? Yeah – they’re taking over.

We still haven’t seen a damned tomato, but with the number of little flowers I’ve seen I think we’re going to be inundated with the bastards. We did some lamb burgers tonight with feta cheese, kalamata olives, and fresh oregano, and the oregano was out of the garden. We’ve now used two types of lettuce, basil, oregano, green onions, carrots and peas from the garden. Can’t wait for the tomatoes and cucumbers. Speaking of the cukes:

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Yep, lots of flowers in there, too. And what’s nice is that I honestly don’t feel like I’ve been spending too much time tending to the garden — literally minutes a day are all it has taken. If we do end up getting a good crop of cucumbers and tomatoes, I’ll probably expand the garden next year.