Well...it's that time of the year again. Time to start thinking about the vegetable garden. One of the best ways (I think) to live simply in the city, and be in touch with nature, is to grow vegetables. It is so easy...and an on going experiment for me. Because I have such a small city plot, and have been running out of room, I planted some vegetables in containers last year (with mediocre results). I usually buy seedlings to plant; this is the first year I planted my own (pictured above). This picture was taken yesterday, and believe-it-or-not I think there is a shoot or two starting to emerge already...amazing. If you want to see previous posts of my experiment with growing food in an urban setting (including 8-foot tall corn in my front yard) click here, here, here, and here. And yes, one of those little plastic boxes has corn in it germinating as I type these words...it's exciting to think that in a few months those seeds will produce plants that are taller than me. The anticipation is almost too much to bear.