As you may well know, dear Readers, Retirement Yenta was born a country girl…just like Dolly Parton, except Jewish and from Connecticut instead of Christian from Tennessee. Yee Haw. Being a country madela, RY loves a good fresh vegetable and this Yenta has decided to try her hand at growing her own. This, dear Readers, is an excellent option for those on a fixed income! Think of how much money can be saved by growing fresh basil, rosemary, and other spices…not to mention the money saved on tomatoes, peppers, and other gardeny goodness. PLUS, there are the therapeutic benefits of getting out there and digging in the dirt! What a zen and meditative experience to commune with Mother Nature. Now, dear Readers, if you don’t have a garden plot in your New York City apartment, take heart, you can still grow your own by placing a planter in your window or windows! Retirement Yenta says: Gardening can be for anyone…except when you are cursed with a brown thumb.