I have declared my independence. I declare myself independent of those nasty, store bought tomatoes. My battle may be great, but I will win this war. If for no other reason than the fact that my tomato plant army has taken over the garden! Considering that this is only the beginning of July, I'm pretty happy with their size and development. It looks like I'll be able to harvest my first tomatoes soon, and they should keep going until mid September! Having been growing in containers for the last few years, this just amazed me. All of my early gardening frustrations this year (like killing off all of my seedlings! Whoops...) are now gone, replaced by the lush growth of organically grown tomato plants. I cannot wait for that first harvest! This summer, what have you declared your independence from?