B has temporarily shifted his attention from pets to plants. He asked to start his own garden this year, so I obliged by taking him to the garden shop last weekend to buy seeds and a seed starting tray. He went right to work carefully planting those seeds with his usual dose of enthusiasm: "I love gardening! I think I might be a farmer when I grow up."
He chose a hybridized beefsteak that was advertised as compact and container-friendly. I sure hope that's right, because I don't know what we'll do with 12 beefsteak tomato plants otherwise.
He also planted peppers. They're just starting to germinate now. We'll see how they fare over the next eight weeks or so.