After some gentle prodding from people online and in real life, I have given the basil another go. But let me set the record straight: this is my third attempt, and in my house, it’s three strikes and you’re out. If a month from now all I have is stems, I’m not growing basil again! I’ve planted him in a smaller pot so I can keep him trimmed and contained. I love that pot! It was my mom’s, and since she had it outside for many years, it’s developed a lovely patina.
Also, here’s a bell pepper update:
And my dueling strawberry jars:
And my tomato plants’ premiere blog appearance:
And pictures of all the other plants on my balcony, so they won’t feel left out: