USF has a botanical garden on campus, including a limited number of plots in an organic vegetable garden. Who has two thumbs and one of those plots? This girl! Florida's growing season is pretty much reversed from the rest of the country. October is a good time to plant, as the weather is slightly cooler (this is kind of a joke, I sweated buckets out there in the cool 88 degree weather). We started with some tomato, basil, and parsley plants picked up from a local shop. Then we planted carrot, kale, and lettuce seeds. I'm going to update the blog with progress from the garden. I'm hoping for lots of kale by the time Thanksgiving rolls around.