The planter is hidden under a tangled mass of green onions, strawberries, bell pepper, basil, and most of all, tomatoes. The tomato plants coil around a basil stalk, reaching out over the grass hungrily, fruit straining. Delicate grape tomatoes drape across the plant tops. Romas rot in the soil, to heavy to be held up. Big Boys in varying shades of green, yellow, and orange bunch together in a clump. Some grow so fast that they split before ripening. Lift up the branches and spy a tiny jalapeno that has turn black before it could be picked. Branches tumble over the wall like a waterfall, green tendrills dotted with hundreds of yellow flowers.

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