I've had success with some herbs and veggies, and not so much with others. Whomp, whomp...
BASIL- I have to say I'm very surprised at how this baby is...not progressing so great. A couple of years ago I took a dying basil from my kitchen and planted it in that very same spot. It grew like a bush almost as high as the fence. I couldn't keep up with it and kept cutting off bunches to give to friends. But this time around hasn't quite been the same. It's definitely not making any improvements. Although I did use it today in my pasta sauce...delish! And I just loved walking out to my garden and getting my basil. I'm hoping that it's just a matter of it getting warmer for it to thrive.
JALAPENOS, SUMMER SQUASH AND RED BELL PEPPERS- These are progressing quite nicely. I realize I didn't take a great picture of the before, but you can tell from the middle plant, summer squash, that these are getting fuller. I can even start to see little pods sprouting...summer squash!!
ARUGULA- Well, hello there arugula. This one seems to be working out quite nicely. This is the one I feared the most. I literally grabbed these seeds packets on my way out when I purchased all the other herbs and veggies and really didn't think they'd grow. I thought maybe they needed to be indoors in pods...blah, blah, blah. We'll see if we'll be having our first garden-to-table salad in the next couple of months.
MINT, CILANTRO, CHIVES- Looks like I didn't take a before picture of these. They seem to be doing well, but I can't tell how much they've grown. From what I remember the chives look fuller than they were when I first planted. Oh well.
ROSEMARY- Well this has been a complete fail. This was a tiny plant I purchased at Sprouts and it was in my kitchen for a few days before I took it out. No luck here. I really thought it might like it better outside. I see rosemary used as hedges all the time so I'm quite surprised it just completely died.
There you have it. Any suggestions? Specially for the basil....