P's learning the fine art of vegetable gardening - in containers, since the dirt in our backyard is pretty much definitely contaminated with lead and asbestos and all kinds of similarly yummy stuff. And technically the landlords own that dirt anyhow (and grow gorgeous flowers in it). Most of the dirt in Brooklyn back yards is pretty bad for growing edibles. But set up some pots, buy some organic potting soil, transplant the tomato plants that you've lovingly raised from seed under lights set up on your bookshelves, feed with worm compost every once in a while, teach your two-year-old how to point a hose at the pots, figure out how to chase the thieving squirrels off (P and I lie in wait with water guns on some afternoons) and shazam: organic tomatoes. Organic salsa, here we come.
(PS: notice how a blog supplies the appropriate medium for selectively publishing your own successes. Do you see pictures of our other vegetable pots or community garden "herb" garden here? No. Would that have anything to do with slugs having eaten the other veggies and weeds having invaded our community garden plot? Possibly, but you can't prove a thing as long as I don't supply the pictures. I'm just happy to have a few tomatoes, ok?)