I’m really enjoying my little garden. There are green tomatoes the size of plums already, the squash blossoms are big and bright bright yellow every morning, and we’ve made pesto with some of the basil and gazpacho with some of the parsley. I water it at least every other day, I’ve mulched successfully, I pick the suckers off the tomato plants. I’m really getting my hopes up… I’m becoming a gardener, and I like it.
As serendipitous reinforcement, a couple of days ago I found A how-to for container plants at Slate, a gardening column by Constance Casey – “a former newspaper editor [and] a New York City Department of Parks gardener for five years.” Seems like sound advice, enjoyable to read.