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August 26, 2014

We have a few plants by the back porch and have been really surprised about the number of tomatoes and cucumbers that a back porch gardener can enjoy over the season.  To me, though, the tomatoes taste different this year, a bit more acidic than normal, even with the yellow ones.   The one lonely cucumber plant has grown along a section of fence and the yield has been so high that it is becoming difficult to give them away.  I'm reminded of the Garrison Keillor story about the fictional town Lake Wobegon.  As he told the story, you know it is the season for zucchini because everyone starts locking their car doors at church for fear of folks slipping in their extra ones.  So it goes with our cucumber plant.