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The title of this should also read: Dad’s Green Peppers, AKA My Dad Is Cool
We grow peppers and they do pretty good. We grow bell peppers and jalapeno peppers and we pick multiple pounds a week. But then my dad shows up and shows me how he grows them in Pennsylvania. Goodness gracious, Pennsylvania grows them good.
Every year my dad starts a garden in the back yard. As a kid we had a very small yard but he would still grow tomatoes. The tomatoes would grow so tall they would block the kitchen window. It also made it easy because we could use the sink hose to water these tomatoes out the window. My dad moved into a new house a few years ago and he has a much larger garden area now. Every Spring he buys his plants from farmers and he always buys alot more than one person usually buys. And every year halfway during the Summer he tells me he’s never buying them again because he has too many. And then the next year comes around and he does the same thing. And this Summer he continued this tradition and bought even more. My dad has over 20 pepper plants, for one man. I laugh because it’s funny, cute and amazing all at the same time.
A few weeks ago when he started planting the peppers he made a joke that he would ship me them as they started to grow. I laughed.
So you can imagine that I burst into laughter when a big box appeared at my door and when opening it up, I saw this:
That’s right, my dad shipped me peppers.