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There must be some misunderstanding

A certain genetic strain in my mom's family produces people who can GROW THINGS. My cousin Maureen, for example, has an organic farm in Napa Valley. Her dad could grow anything, anywhere: he grew basic fruits and veggies in upstate New York and New England, then moved to South Florida in his sixties and without missing a beat, began growing citrus (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, carambola and mango) along with the basic fruits and veggies. Then he moved back to New England and despite having little more than a postage-sized plot of land behind a townhouse, figured out how to grow cabbages. Of course.

He got this green thumb from my grandfather. Two of my best childhood memories come directly out of Grandpa's tiny little garden in upstate New York.