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  •  My neighbor, and old Repub (3+ / 0-)
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    racist homophobic sweetheart, has a Dahlia patch  by his front steps. And a kick ass, feed the family and the 'hood garden.
    I call him a sweetheart because he's easily persuadable about his entrenched beliefs when gently confronted.
    He stopped by my brothers garden one day, and after gazing for some minutes at my bro's giant beets, cleared his throat and said softly "I guess my beets didn't do so good."
    Gardening, a way of life. Sometimes I feel I'll go insane if I don't get dirt under my fingernails.

    Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

    by emmasnacker on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 06:17:53 AM PST

    •  Did you tell him that it's all about the variety? (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm thinking of the beet cultivar called Ox-heart.  What it lacks in flavor it more than makes up for in size.

      But I think I'd keep him humble, if it were me.  

      "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

      by DrLori on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 09:11:06 AM PST

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      •  Not sure what variety each had. (0+ / 0-)

        But I agree, it's good to be humbled from time to time. We may have talked about organic vs chemical gardens. Ours is organic, his chemical. Zing!

        Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

        by emmasnacker on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 12:02:29 PM PST

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