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Plus, bittersweet late-summer garden feels

The tomatoes on the back porch are looking a little tired. The leaves droop in the heat. Some of the branches are already brown and shriveled. But there are still green and gold and even a few red fruits here and there, and fresh new growth from the stem. When I first purchased tomato seeds I bought all “indeterminate” varieties, which means they’ll gro…

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