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Corn grows tall in the Steinmetz garden last summer.

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Most parents instruct children to eat their vegetables; Don Steinmetz's dad taught him how to make them grow.

"My dad had a big garden when I was a kid," Steinmetz said, noting that he enjoyed helping.


But until moving to his current home on North Shore Drive about eight years ago, he hadn't had a garden of his own.

"That was just a patch of dirt when we moved in," he said, gesturing to an impressive array of leafy greens, "so I got started."

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