Tomatoes: Forgive me, Mafalda, if I got this wrong

Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

As tomato years go, it’s been kind of moderate. It isn’t one of those years where you have so many tomatoes on the vine that you just give up trying to pick them all. 

But it also hasn’t been a year of massive blight despite the wet weather. If you’ve lived here for a few years, you might remember that one very bad blight year, when everyone was worried that the soil would be contaminated for years to come.

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