This is my garden. We don't have a sunny spot in the backyard, and I didn't want to make a permanent plot in the front yard, so, instead, I'm growing veggies in pots. I started out with three plants: a tomato plant (Early Girls), a bell pepper plant, and a Japanese eggplant. A few weeks later it occurred to novice-me that solo plants might have a tougher time with the whole pollination side of things, and I bought another pepper and eggplant, and—since I was out—a grape tomato plant and two bunches of basil.
I'm a little obsessed with these plants right now. The mundane miracle of a seed turning dirt, water, and sunlight into a great big plant that I can eat is ample subject for hours of mediation while I sit on the lawn, just kinda staring at them. Right now there are two green tomatoes on the big tomato plant, and a little tiny fruit has started to grow on the older eggplant. The older bell pepper has just begun to bloom.
Of course, since they're in the front yard, it's a forgone conclusion that they'll get stolen a day or two before the first harvest. But I'm enjoying the process in and of itself.
Also: You can now pre-order copies of the new issue of Ballyhoo Stories. This is the first issue to carry comics, and I'm pretty danged proud of the line-up of cartoonists presented. They are: JP Coovert, Ray Fenwick, Andy Hartzell, Joseph Holsapple, Simone Lia, and Corinne Mucha; with front and back covers by Paul Pope!