As I’ve mentioned previously, with the purchase of his first home our son has been bitten by the gardening bug. His new home has a brick planter running the full length of his front porch and his plans are to turn it into an edible gardening area with herbs, salad greens and small vegetables such as radishes, green onions, and small bush peppers. Being an avid cook he is excited about the possibility of being able to step out his front door to harvest sage, basil, chives or oregano to use in preparing his family’s evening meal. He has been doing his homework when it comes to companion planting as well, discovering that when you plan on combining several different types of plants in one container it’s best to match plants that have similar requirements when it comes to water and fertilizer. In other words, don’t plant rosemary, which doesn’t like to have wet feet, right next to water thirsty bush cucumbers. It will certainly be interesting to watch his gardening and culinary expertise develop and expand. Our grandchildren are also looking forward to helping their Dad grow their own food. And you know what they say a child who helps grow their veggies, eats their veggies.