I finally have pictures of the container garden I started. There's still dirt everywhere. I sweep and sweep and there's still more dirt. Blech. Well, it makes me at least wish the balcony tiles weren't so lightly colored.
I've clipped a few sprigs of lavender already and I've used some of the basil on some nice tomatoes.
I like this view a bit better because you can see all the herbs. The parsley is top right corner, basil in bottom right, the rosemary is at 6:00. I think it might be thyme at 10:00 but I can't remember and it can barely be seen.
The window boxes came with the house. So it was nice not to have to buy them. The building company had put some nice fake ivy in the boxes and it looked very green and pretty but it was fake. An extra ick-bonus was the pile of cicadas Ifound in there when I went to dump them out. Maybe the bugs thought they were getting a succulent treat. You can suck and suck but you can't get no juice from plastic!
The closest box is cilantro (which isn't doing too well), rocket (doing great), chives and lemon balm.
The second box has two cucumber plants and two pepper plants and the third box has three tomato plants with a small chives and small lemon balm to keep the nasties away. So far so good.
Those of you with eagle eyes may notice the unique plant stand I made. Yes, those are chopsticks. The cilantro was really wilty and the chopsticks help to keep it from rotting on the ground. Chopsticks and twist-ties.
And that is my new garden!