Mine is growing faster than my ability to write about it, clearly. So here’s a look my attempts thus far at being an urban farm girl with just a small second-floor porch at my disposal.
I did all my planting the second weekend of May and snapped a picture so I could write a post describing my starting point. I never did write it, but here’s the photo, anyway:
I’m growing more flowers than usual this year and have several boxes of mixed impatiens as well as a hanging basket of petunias. As always, I’ve planted a ton of herbs, since they grow well in pots. This year’s selections include four varieties of basil, lemongrass, mint, oregano, and thyme. Here’s a photo from last week of the progress of the flowers and herbs in the first picture:
Because of the limited space, I never get to plant as many vegetables as I’ d like, but I do have some peppers (cayenne) and tomatoes (grape and Roma) that seem to be doing well. I’ve always had bad luck with tomatoes, but for once they seem to be thriving. Which I have now just jinxed, of course. Here’s a picture of those, too, since I know you’re dying to see one:
There hasn’t been much to harvest to date, but I have pulled of some mint for a few mighty-fine tasting mojitos. I’ll try to remember to post more as I start eating the things I am growing.