They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. It's just that I read SO MANY posts and intros by those of you who are chicken people AND gardeners. And here I am, looking at posts about compost and figuring "well that doesn't apply here, I have a black thumb and kill every plant I've ever tried to raise." I really should take down the dead petunias that are hanging on the front porch, that someone brought for DH Miles' 42nd Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy themed birthday party.... But you guys have gotten to me. I have two containers on order from Seedsheet, they're these cloth things with handles, I figure I can hang them up from the swingset/fort thing to keep the chickens from eating them during freerange time. I have this vertical wall garden thing in a box that I'm going to try to set up. And DH Karl complained about lack of fresh air at his office, so I looked up ordering him a low light easy care potted plant ... and I've gone ahead and ordered myself two for inside and I'm going to try hanging them and keeping the cats out of them. Clearly the triumph of hope over reason here.