Godzilla vs. Biollante

Tiffany's "tiny garden" is burgeoning at the moment. There are basil, Chinese multi-colored spinach, cilantro, cucumbers, green onions, hot and sweet peppers, marigolds, nasturtiums, okra, parsley, squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, and zinnia.

Las Vegas might not jump immediately to mind as having a climate amenable to gardening, but thanks to our mild winters, we can basically have food in the ground year round.

Even at Peak Summer, there are plenty of hot pepper species that positively thrive in the heat. Just don't try to plant sunflowers. I don't know what sun they take their name from, but it clearly wasn't ours.

A less surprising benefit to gardening in this particular area is the distinct lack of ground mammal. Lizards and snakes tend to leave the lettuce alone.

What happens in the ground stays in the ground.

At least until Tiffany reaps what she's sowed.