While Nora and I were outside enjoying the spring weather a couple days ago, I looked around sadly at our herb garden. I took a picture and decided I would share my desires and plans to improve our little urban garden. Mind you, this is not all of our garden, and I'm sorry to say, isn't the worst either. (The rocket is more depressing.) Fortunately, the rosemary on the front porch is considerably happier, which makes me not feel as bad.
We have some small pots and a bucket that someone gave me as a gift-basket. I'm going to fill each of them with dirt and plant some wild flower seeds that were sent to us as gifts. We're big on fresh flowers, and I think the extra color will make us very happy.
Next, I read somewhere that toddler swimming pools make great urban garden planters. I would love to fill one up with spinach and other greens. Seems like a good investment--this year a garden, next year fun for Nora. However, what would really make this work would be if I found a really cheap (a.k.a. free) pool. I would be extra happy to only have to invest in soil and seeds.
I'll pull out the weeds and overgrown rocket (I hear it's bitter when it gets so big.), plant some more with the seeds we have left, and see if I can help our basil recover. I think our parsley will make it if the sun doesn't bake it. And lastly, I want to see if we can make chives work for us this year. It just didn't seem to want to grow last year!
By the way, I'm thinking about growing our own tomatoes based on the shortage and price of the ones in the stores. Anybody have any positive experiences with the upside down hanging ones? Please email me and let me know.