Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I lived in a studio apartment. It was slightly larger than a shoe box, but it did have one redeeming trait: a small patio that enabled me to grow vegetables in pots. My neighbors thought I was crazy, claiming that their containers filled with impatiens and vinca vines were a far more beautiful and traditional choice. But after just a few weeks, my pots of assorted edibles put their ornamental containers to shame. My pots, in fact, were superior, not only because they looked good but also because my neighbors couldn’t eat their impatiens.
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