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Rae "Sunshine" Seddon ([personal profile] sunbaked_baker) wrote in [community profile] milliways_bar2017-05-17 11:10 am

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A ten-year-old Rae Seddon is sitting at one of the tall bar-stools, this afternoon, swinging her legs as she peruses a giant seed catalog set before her on the counter. Springtime has come to Milliways again, even if it's still late winter at home, and that means that summer's coming, and with it the fair! She has had lots of fun growing vegetables and technically-fruit for the fair gardening competitions in the past, and wants to grow something this year, too.

But what to grow? It's hard to choose!

Rae has narrowed her choices down to 'something she hasn't grown before,' but that still leaves a lot of options.

"Hmmmmmm," she says, eloquently giving voice to the conundrum as she turns a page.
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[personal profile] run_barry 2017-05-17 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Barry wanders up to the counter to take a nearby seat, his long legs perching on the rungs of his stool.

Bar turns up a banana milkshake and a plate of peanut butter sandwiches for him; quartered and stacked in a neat little pyramid.

The sandwiches get a quirked smile, but he still lifts one up from the top of the stack while he takes a drink from his milkshake. The thoughtful sound from the girl turns his head and he gives her a smile and asks, "Making a tough decision?"
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[personal profile] run_barry 2017-05-17 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh yeah?" He munches on a sandwich, tilting his head at her. "Well, why did you want to grow something? Did you want something pretty, or something you like to eat? Maybe both?"
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[personal profile] run_barry 2017-05-17 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh yeah? That's cool. Congrats on winning before."

He starts to lean over to look at the catalogue, then pulls back and gestures at it. "Can I see?"
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[personal profile] run_barry 2017-05-18 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
He bumps over a seat to get a better look, bringing his shake with him and dragging over the sandwich plate while looking at the book.

"Yeah, definitely way too long," he says about the trees.

"You might also want to think about where you'll be growing things," he suggests. "Different plants need different kinds of space, and sunlight even."
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[personal profile] run_barry 2017-05-18 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Yep, looks like. And if you see here, it tells how much sunshine they like," he replies, pointing out the information on the page.

"Pretty much all plants need at least some sunshine for photosynthesis, but some of them need a lot, and others don't do so well with too much."
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[personal profile] run_barry 2017-05-18 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Barry listens as she speaks, eating more of the sandwiches and nodding to her question then smiling at the conclusion she draws.

"You got it. That's a good analogy, you're pretty smart."
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[personal profile] run_barry 2017-05-18 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Planning ahead is good," he notes with a nod.

"So how does the competition work? Is it just Best in Show, or are there categories for things like biggest or most interesting?"

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[personal profile] is_the_motion 2017-05-18 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"Need any help?" Bonnie asks, bringing over some hot chocolates.
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[personal profile] is_the_motion 2017-05-18 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Bonnie hugs her back.

"Two months to go, so you'll want somethin' that can grow fairly quickly unless yer goin' to grow it in a longer time at home. Lettuces might be good, if you can keep away the slugs?"
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[personal profile] is_the_motion 2017-05-18 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"Cabbages really need to be over wintered, and Brussel sprouts take about ten months." Bonnie says. "Not that there might not be a way here. You could plant cabbages now for next year's show."
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[personal profile] is_the_motion 2017-05-18 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"Nope, totally different type of plants." Bonnie says. "Celery I'm not sure, carrots you might get in ten weeks depending on the variety."
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[personal profile] is_the_motion 2017-05-18 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Bonnie considers.

"Well it's usual to only exhibit one type of veg, but I ain't got a problem with that and I'll be a judge, so you go ahead. However, it's much harder to impress a judge with an entry like that, because we're lookin' fer things to be uniform."
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[personal profile] is_the_motion 2017-05-18 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
"Because it tests yer skills as a gardener." Bonnie says. "An uneven crop suggests a plant has not been so well looked after. Can a knobbly fruit be tasty - sure - but you won't find one at any county fair."

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