My friend, who recently moved to Florida, has been quizzing me on all sorts of container gardening information for her new townhouse’s patio. This, along with incorporating a food-growing project into my English classes this past semester, has inspired me to get planting. Over the last couple of days, I’ve planted bay, ginger, stevia, 2 kinds of basil, 3 kinds of mint, and, to fight those pesky Green Country mosquitos, citronella. Not only do I love working my hands into a nice, rich, organic soil–I always loved playing in the mud as a child–but I will get the satisfaction of eating something that doesn’t come wrapped in plastic and coated with who-knows-what.