So this summer I took it into my head to start a veggie garden. Since my yard is generally overrun with stilt rats AKA New Jersey deer, doing it in the yard was out of the question. I put a few planters on my tiny back porch and it's been pretty exciting watching them grow. I have two varieties of cucumbers and some bella rossa eggplants. However now that it's August and I've gotten to eat only one cucumber so far and the eggplant plants haven't even flowered yet. I'm holding out hope that one of these weeks I'm going to have an explosion of vegetable goodness.