I take after my mother in several ways (yes mom, really!). She loves to spend her day piddling in her garden which produces beautiful flowers, fruits, and veggies. Sadly, I didn’t inherit her green thumb. Mine is the blackest of black. I’ve made attempts in every city I have lived, but the plants always seem to die. In my defense, I have not had a “real” backyard since I left my parent’s house—I also know this is no excuse. So with the snow gone and spring in the air, I will try again. G and I picked up this rode peper (red pepper) plant the other day and gave it a new home on the kitchen window. Shouldn’t every southern girl have a pepper plant? It looks good now and even has a few peppers ready for us to eat. We’ll see what happens over the next few months…stay tuned!