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By Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi
The Times 

We're Having a Heat Wave


It certainly has been hot lately, not only is it bringing out the sloth in me, but it is also obliterating my garden. The combination of my heat-inspired slothiness and my normal forgetfulness has caused some unfortunate plants on the side patio to wither and die. No eggplant this year, I guess they thrive when they are watered. But, lettuce, not so much. I have four varieties of lettuce, all of which have gone to seed and turned into lettuce trees sporting beautiful royal blue blossoms. Like cactus, they don’t seem to miss water at all, unfortunately, they’re not tasting too good now....

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