I find growing plants to be a wonderfully satisfying endeavor -- from vegetables to natives. It makes a difference for me, to feel like I'm restoring habitat and growing food.
I was reminded looking at some past photos, about the growth we've had in our raised beds here in the mountains.
I guess the raised beds are really 'mine', but we both built the beds, and both of us filled them with compost! Not an insignificant thing.
Everything is growing well, and I (ruthlessly) pruned the very robust tomatoes, and hopefully trained them up through the tomato cages or supports with ties, in some sort of proper manner this afternoon.
Hmm, I've not trained (or pruned) tomatoes before, but I know it's a good practice.
Check out some of the videos online (Fine Gardening and Johnny's Seeds) have nice ones.