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seedcorn

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I'm not talking about professionally. Do you have a contest with someone else?

When my dad was alive, it was who had first ripe tomato. He cheated one year and bought a plant with one on already. Of course, when they retired to KY, contest over. He would still let me know he had tomatoes before me---dang southerners. Cheat all the time and then gloat........
 

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Your dad sounds a lot like mine Seed. You had to watch him like a hawk when you played table games with him. He got such a kick out of pulling one over on everybody.

No contest here, but that would be a fun thing to start with the new neighbors who all have their gardens in before me.

I could so totally get into cheating....:D
 

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I think I compete every year, whether I intend to or not....I'll drive by other gardens and compare theirs with mine. Sometimes I gloat, sometimes I envy, but every year is a silent competition though I don't really consider myself a competitive person at all. Funny, isn't it?

I do the same thing with wood piles in the fall...I'll drive by a particularly wonderful, neatly stacked and abundant wood pile and covet it...or silently think ours is slightly more wonderful. My mother will do the same. :gig Doesn't matter how much we have in the shed and neatly stacked on our own homestead, we will still drool over wood piles as we are out and about.
 

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That was what was funny about him. He'd cheat in garden but would go nuts if anyone (even g'kids) cheated on games.... Go figure.
 

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Last year I posted scrumptious pictures of an abundance of ripe tomatoes. Seedcorn I don't think you'll be muttering bad things about me this year. I do have blooms and a few tiny green tomatoes. My competition this year will be me versus WEEDS.
 

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First in garden is beginning of race. It's RIPE tomato that wins. & NO, fried green tomatoes do NOT count....
 
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