In my defense, I had the odds stacked against me: It was a solo effort in the frigid tundra of NY on an 6x6-foot balcony. Plus, I was fairly uninformed. I have no excuses now--I have a partner-in-planting, I'm in sunny and mild NC, we have a pretty large patio with relatively good sun exposure, and I checked out a stack of gardening books from the library to refer to whenever a question arises.
|Day six. That's good progress, folks. Looks like it's about time to weed out the weaklings and upgrade to a roomier locale.|
We started a few things inside, and our tomatoes (both large and small), peppers, thyme, and rosemary are already showing signs of life! We sowed some lettuce and green onion seeds, too, and they're outside soaking up the sunshine. (Now if only we can keep the squirrels out of the pots.)
|Thyme! It's on my side.|
We're doing a lot of experimenting, trying to find the methods that yield the best results. I'll keep you updated on our progress, whether you're interested or not! And if you have suggestions or sage advice*, don't hesitate to share!
*By that, I mean advice that could be described as sage, not knowledge about the herb. I never really liked it and refuse to waste valuable patio real estate trying to grow it.