Before heading out to the farmer's market this morning, I paused at our little garden to check the progress of the heirloom tomato plant from last week's market. Oh the horrors! The plant was nothing but a dying stem! I was forced to buy a new one this week, as well as a few herb plants and two other tomato plants, to compensate. The new tomato plants have now been protected from enthusiastic mowers by tomato cages, and I have high hopes for their progress and safety.