Wait / by Karie Luidens

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It’s the waiting game again. Five months ago, after seeds had been planted, the wait was to see whether any new life would emerge and make it to maturity. Things are much less nerve-wracking this time around: we have new melon blossoms appearing to replace the fruit we harvested and ate, more and more green tomatoes ripening on the vine, baby peppers and eggplants growing, a third pumpkin starting to yellow, and our first sunflowers about to open. Still, aside from check that they have enough water between rainstorms, there’s once again nothing to do... but wait.