It all began when we suddenly and abruptly found ourselves at home a lot more than ever before in March last year.  Initially it all felt like an indefinitely extended snow day but with immeasurably better weather!  Those days seemed simpler and Covid seemed so far away, at least far enough not to permeate our cell walls.  So those of us lucky enough to have a patch of outside space began digging for victory.  A few tomato seeds made their way into rich soil, followed by some cut-and-come again salad leaves and a handful of radish seeds planted way too close together.  We watered, fed and chased squirrels away with maniacal obsession until mustardy leaves unfurled and shiny green fruit developed from fuzzy yellow flowers.

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