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Vegetable Wars

Echinacea, cucumber, wineberry, and sweet corn.I don't consider myself a competitive person about things that really matter.  But when it comes to the garden, I'm always racing to get the first spring peas, to eat fresh corn by the Fourth of July, to harvest the first tomatoes.

When we drive to town, I crane my neck to pick out details in the gardens we pass by.  Are their cabbages bigger than my cabbages?  Strangely enough, Mark doesn't let me drive much any more....

So you can imagine my angst when folks started telling me they were eating fresh tomatoes.  Two weeks ago, reports came in from my brother in California, but now even my brother fifty miles down the road has tomatoes.

Okay, so I admit it --- we don't have ripe tomatoes yet.  But we are eating cucumbers, summer squash, okra, sweet corn, swiss chard, garlic, basil, parsley, carrots, green beans,  broccoli, wineberries, and blackberries.  I may have lost the battle, but maybe I won the war?

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comment 1
Hey, I'm in South Carolina and my tomatoes aren't ripe yet. The mini-drought stopped them.
Comment by Errol Mon Jul 13 08:25:07 2009
comment 2
Phew! I feel better now. :-)
Comment by anna Mon Jul 13 17:20:45 2009

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