After allowing our little garden to remain fallow for a few weeks, we finally got around to planting again. We added a missing ingredient–vermiculite–to the soil, so our plants will always have enough water and will grow big and strong. And hopefully not take five months to produce fruit. If all goes as planned, we will have two tomato plants, two pepper plants, two basil plants, four cilantros, four lettuces, and nine snow pea vines. We are especially anxious about the peas. Last time, if you recall, they shot right up and looked so beautiful and then withered and died a slow and agonized death. Hopefully the vermiculite will make all the difference.