Did you know I once grew pot?

@JudyEv (264116)
Rockingham, Australia
December 6, 2021 5:09pm CST
Back in the 1980s, we lived in a small country town. The house across the road was owned by a very eccentric character. He was nice enough but could be very cutting and quite unkind if he took a disliking to you. Luckily, we got on well with him. He had to go away for a few days and asked me to water some plants he had in pots near the back door. He said they were tomato plants. I was very anxious about this task as I mostly kill plants. But these stayed alive and even looked to be doing well. It was only weeks later that he told me I’d been watering his marijuana plants. Have you ever picked up that I’m pretty gullible? Today’s chores include a trip to Ikea to pick up two small cupboards, an afternoon tea at the clubhouse as a welcome to new residents to our village and a movie tonight at the same clubhouse. And I need to do the ironing. The expected temperature today is 36°C (96.8°F).
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@Deepizzaguy (60606)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Dec
That is okay since I am not the smartest street person either.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
I used to be very gullible and mostly still am.
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@Deepizzaguy (60606)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Dec
@JudyEv I am trying to learn not to be so gullible. I have a long way to go.
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@rebelann (94248)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Dec
I miss the warm summer days. Ohhhh, weeelll, it'll be warm again soon enough.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
Ikea doesn't have what we want so we won't have to go out this morning.
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@rebelann (94248)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Dec
Just sit back and relax ..... maybe go swimming?
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
@rebelann There is a pool at the clubhouse but we haven't got there yet.
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@moffittjc (102751)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Dec
When I was in high school, my boss at my part-time job grew pot, and he had them all over his house. He even decorated one of his big ones as a Christmas tree each year for the holiday.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
Was it illegal at the time? It would be a bit funny seeing one decorated at Christmas.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Dec
@moffittjc Haha - What a very clever idea. I must start checking out our gardens. There is quite a bit of ground that is looked after by a landscaping company. Maybe I can score myself some weed!
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@moffittjc (102751)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 Dec
@JudyEv Haha Judy, you don't need any of that weed! You're great just the way you are!
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@DaddyEvil (68558)
• United States
7 Dec
It's actually pretty difficult to kill pot plants. Not that I would know first-hand, as far as you know. I was once growing a small plant in my house and mom got nosy when she came for a visit. She asked me what the plant was and I told her it was a wild tomato plant... (It wasn't her business, so felt no need to be truthful. *shrug*) Later, I laughed and told her what it actually was.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
They seem easy to grow. I was very pleased that I hadn't killed his 'tomato' plants.
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@DaddyEvil (68558)
• United States
7 Dec
@JudyEv I can only imagine how pleased he was that you didn't kill them.
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@JimBo452020 (80193)
• Montrose, Scotland
7 Dec
Really gullible. Pot. Wow
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
I could have gone to jail if I'd been caught.
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@JimBo452020 (80193)
• Montrose, Scotland
7 Dec
@JudyEv Same here
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@wolfgirl569 (49146)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Dec
Knew you were a gardener I want your temperatures
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
From what I've heard, I think pot is pretty easy to grow.
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@FourWalls (38476)
• United States
7 Dec
Wow, could that have made you an accessory to being an international crime lord? We’re supposed to get in the 20s (below 0º C) tonight, so let’s mix the two weathers together and we both should be quite pleasant!!
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
Below 0C? That is getting pretty cold. Hope you have all your woollies out.
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@snowy22315 (129756)
• United States
7 Dec
Yuk 96.8...well at least you don't have the humidity. My mother gave me a necklace once that had pot leaves on it. HA, she probbly just thought it was pretty.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
It never crossed my mind that they weren't tomato plants.
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@xFiacre (10404)
• Ireland
6 Dec
@judyev Oh forget the ironing - the clothes just get wrinkled again once you put them on. Maybe though you’ll like to look smart for afternoon tea - such a refined occasion
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
I don't iron too much nowadays but if I start putting it off then it gets put offer and offer - so to speak. I used to hate having a great pile of ironing to do.
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@Ronrybs (13710)
• London, England
7 Dec
Sure I read that hiding pot plants amongst tomato plants is one way to hide them, but it is well known now
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
Yes, I've often heard that too but the thought never crossed my mind at the time.
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@Ronrybs (13710)
• London, England
8 Dec
@JudyEv I think I heard it on a TV cop show, so it could be an urban myth
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Dec
@Ronrybs Others have said the same so it is probably true.
@Hannihar (119981)
• Israel
7 Dec
@JudyEv What a sly one he was not telling what was really in the pots. It can happen to anyone and not just you that someone would say one thing and mean something else. Did you smoke the pot when you knew what it was he was growing there? I went to IKEA here once and it was very big and had to take a bus or two to get there and really did not find what I wanted at the time and cannot remember what it was. As far as I know winter is here and so is the rain this week if what I read is correct. I try to not have to go outside except early in the morning to throw out the garbage so do not check the weather to see how it is later on.
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@Hannihar (119981)
• Israel
7 Dec
@JudyEv My doctor is not on the list so I cannot get it.
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@ptrikha_2 (36121)
• India
8 Dec
Well many things happen in life. At times, we have hard lessons to learn. By the way, I did my weekly WC cleaning with Harpic and brush. It took 5 to 6 minutes but it made me satisfied! 36 C and humid or dry? If humid, then you need to have your fans and ACs in good condition!!
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Dec
Thankfully it is rarely humid. The A/C works too well and leaves us shivering. We switch it on for a while then off for a while but we are contacting someone today about it. It was the same with winter when the rooms just got hotter and hotter. The thermostat can't be working properly.
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@ptrikha_2 (36121)
• India
9 Dec
@JudyEv Yes at times the devices do need checkups.
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@LeaPea2417 (32746)
• Toccoa, Georgia
7 Dec
Oh goodness that's funny about the plants.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
He was pleased that I hadn't let them die. lol
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@LeaPea2417 (32746)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Dec
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@FayeHazel (37993)
• United States
7 Dec
Ha Ha ! That's funny
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
If I'd known what they were, I might have pulled them up!
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@FayeHazel (37993)
• United States
9 Dec
@JudyEv That's even more funny! though your neighbor might not have thought so
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@BarBaraPrz (34754)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Dec
Uh... had you ever seen tomato plants before that? Or pot, for that matter.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
I'd seen tomato plants but not pot. I was very unsuspecting.
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@BarBaraPrz (34754)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Dec
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@DocAndersen (55381)
• United States
7 Dec
i wonder why he keeps smoking the tomatoes!
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
You'd think he'd grow pot, wouldn't you?
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@DocAndersen (55381)
• United States
7 Dec
@JudyEv you would! i guess tomatoes are more fun to grow! harder to keep lit though.
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@Faster16 (1849)
• Indonesia
7 Dec
fresh tomatoes, we also grow tomatoes behind the house
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
Fresh tomatoes off your own plants taste much better than shop bought ones.
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@Faster16 (1849)
• Indonesia
9 Dec
@JudyEv that's right
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@CarolDM (168799)
• Nashville, Tennessee
6 Dec
I have mistaken them for regular plants before.
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
They looked okay to me.
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@CarolDM (168799)
• Nashville, Tennessee
7 Dec
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@maezee (42241)
• United States
8 Dec
Haha! That’s a great story, I did expect you to be the grower though!
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Dec
I was pretty embarrassed when I learnt what I'd been doing.
@Aquitaine24 (9980)
• San Jose, California
7 Dec
So you didn't make any money?
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@JudyEv (264116)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
Nope, he just thanked me very kindly. lol