We live in a 3rd floor apartment that only gets sun in the late afternoon/early evening. We have a cat that enjoys eating plants. We have limited amounts of time. We are going to Michigan for the summer. These are all fantastic reasons NOT to start a balcony garden. So that’s what we did.
Here are pictures after two weeks. We’ve got 3 containers of cherry tomatoes, 1 baby basil that doesn’t want to grow, 1 milk jug of oregano that does, 1 container of mint that threatens to become carnivorous and take over everything within reach, 1 milk jug of flat-leaf parsley, 2 2-liters of cilantro that finally started to sprout and 2 open 2-liters that I haven’t planted anything in yet (suggestions?). We’ll see how this goes!