Our little porch/patio/balcony garden is doing splendidly well. It has been so fun for our kids to see the seeds sprout and turn into recognizable plants. We’re still waiting on a few herbs and plants to take off, but we know if we’re patient…
On Memorial Day we headed to The Home Depot and bought some bigger pots and more soil so the faster growing plants had more room to grow. We also purchased a serrano chile plant, as well as a regular tomato plant. (I am still waiting to see how my cherry tomatoes will fare–they are from seed.)
My husband had the brilliant idea of placing a layer of rocks under the soil to help with drainage. It was intuitive as it poured rain two days later and would have drowned our happy little plants. Now, no huge worries when it down pours–and it often does in this area of the U.S.
So far this is what we’ve planted:
If the lettuce works…I’ll be so happy! Fresh organic salads all summer long!
Our next purchase is going to be hanging strawberry plants that I saw on The Kitchn.