DD will be 3 next month and has an intense interest in growing stuff. I do not have a great track record in this area.... Please pardon the very basic questions and any help is GREATLY appreciated. I just ordered an Earth Box (container for a couple of veg/herb plants that is a whole starter kit). We've been looking at plants at our local garden center and DD wants to grow a tomato plant, a pepper plant and some herbs (I think we've got it down to thyme, basil and rosemary). I know there are tomato plants that are specific for small spots---are there pepper ones too? Once we get our box all set up, can we just put the plants in and let them go? I am so not ready for seeds... It's still cool at night around here (mid-Atlantic) but nice and sunny in the daytime. We live in the 'burbs and have lots of small wildlife around--squirrels, a rabbit or two, etc. Are they likely to eat our stuff--do I need to do anything to protect it? (I told you I don't know a thing about this... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">) Tips? I'm rather excited to do all this with DD and have my fingers crossed. If all goes well with a container this year, maybe we can branch out next year. THANKS!