This is the first year that I have ever grown my own vegetables. I have tomatoes, peppers, alpine strawberries, and a bunch of assorted herbs and spices. I bought all new pots in the spring, organic seedlings and have, for the first time in my life, remembered to water everything religiously. Nobody has been as excited as I have been to watch my little plants grow. Jay bought me rainbow-coloured tomato stands and soil and we have been inspecting and encouraging the plants at every opportunity.