Without a doubt the thing I will miss most about where I live now is that I have a HUGE backyard, full of roses and a veggie garden and a lovely little patio. Today I went outside to my veggie garden to pick the first ripened tomatoes. Now, I think you all should know I've never planted anything before these tomatoes. This was a gardening first. And I honestly didn't think they were going to get to be taller than a few inches. They are now huge and are too big for the stakes I set up and they have broken through their ties and overtaken the whole garden. My eggplant are still sticking it out through the tomato empire, but needless to say things are a bit of a mess. I wasn't ready for this...or for the insane amount of rain we had this season that led my tomatoes to grow despite my lack of gardening skills.