Stories from the Heartland by JOHN FRIEDLEIN
ELIZABETHTOWN — Come late September, Virgil H. Yates may need a ladder to pick his tomatoes.
Two of his plants have grown together to form a 12-foot tower.
“All the neighbors around here know about it,” he said.
They check on its vertical progress every few days and then they’ll likely return home with free tomatoes. Yates, of course, is flush.