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Dead Tomatoes

By Donna Dell’Aglio and Michael Townsend

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Well, despite all of our efforts, the results were disastrous. Everything started well. Our plants appeared to be sturdy. They grew and grew — then stopped growing only to sprout mutant little tomatoes that seemed to become infected with some kind of fungus. Our pepper plants failed to become pollinated (I think — we had lots of flowers but no baby peppers). It was a sad experience — far from the beautiful, lush plants that I had envisioned. Over the course of several months, we managed to kill off a small herb garden and our flowers just wilted.

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