As I said before, I have a HUGE yard, and am starting to get stuff from the new plants only a month later. So the temptation to eat that gorgeous eggplant and squash isn't as strong.
BTW, I was wondering if any of you use the mulch that some counties create and offer to residents for free? We obviously compost, but I'd like to use a lot more. I don't feel "green" buying the expensive stuff that's been shipped from Maine, but after this incident, am uncertain if I should trust what my neighbors might have included in their donations to the communal mulch.