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one of the 3234234 reasons why I love living in North Carolina again 
7th-Jul-2005 07:39 pm
food, cooking
I was on the phone with Hope. "You want me to bring you some veggies?" (My daddy put in his garden for the year, and has veggies coming out of his ears.) "Ooh, that'd be nice ... Does he have tomatoes?" "Yup!" "oooooooooooh, bring me some tomatoes, please." :)
7th-Jul-2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Fresh, actually ripe tomatoes? Not tomatoes picked green and chemically sprayed to ripen while in transit? Tomatoes you can smell? When you cut them open, are they actually firm and juicy, instead of slightly mushy with thick skins?

Oh, wow.
7th-Jul-2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Indeed. :)

What's summer like up there? Tomatoes actually do really well in pots on things like apartment balconies... you could probably raise yourself some decent ones.
8th-Jul-2005 04:20 am (UTC)
well, I was thinking I'd be moving end of last month / this month (though that looks called off temporarily, or at least pushed out to September), so I wasn't very interested in plants - they're a pain to move.

Summer - we get 24 hours of daylight in the middle, about 22 hours of sunlight on the solstice (the rest being Bright As Fuck Twilight) - Spring/Summer doesn't start until the beginning of May (literally. April is territory for the odd blizzard.), and May is a mucky, muddy rainy mess. June is glorious dryness. July is wildfires choking smoke that makes us seem like we've got a bad smog problem - if your smog smelled like woodsmoke. It's sunny in the beginning to middle most years, then rains. August is rain. September is rain, then fall, with more rain, then October is back to snow. Though some years October's just Darned Cold, and it may not snow til decenmber, and everybody gets freaked out about global warming and the concept of a non-white Christmas.
7th-Jul-2005 11:58 pm (UTC)

I wish I still had relatives who grew squash and cucumbers. Oh boy did Granny ever have extra yellow squash and cucumbers every year.
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