How does your garden grow?

Very well thank you despite the crazy heat.  Parsley and basil were again a big hit.
The lettuce do ok… and the mint (in the hanging planter was a bust).  I think next year I will do a whole container of basil because it’s easy, it smells nice, we USE it, and if I grow enough I can make pesto.  I’m currently undecided if I will grow from seeds or plants.  The seeds ended up doing pretty well, so we’ll see.  I may do lettuce again, or try mint with the parsley.  The bigger problem there was that the wind (on the 6th floor) destroys anything in the hanging planter.  That one need to say good-bye.
The tomatoes, which I thought were a failure are making a comeback.  There are two tiny ones and a second big one growing (this is a total of 5 small and two large for the year).  I’m wondering if it was maybe just too hot and I didn’t water them enough…  Either way I am definitely switching back to the grape tomatoes next year.  They were awesome and I want to go with what I know works, until then, I will enjoy these new little guys that are growing and hope they ripen before it gets too cold.
Rob’s strawberry experiment seems to have worked at least a little.  The plants are thriving.  But they really need to be thinned out and I don’t know if we should bring this one in for the winter.  I am of the opinion you don’t grow berries in a container garden, so this one is all Rob, but if anyone has advice we’ll take it.  There is also something random growing in here.  Should definitely pull that one up.
My flowers were nice for about two weeks, then one shriveled up and the violet is still leafy, but never flowered again.  I don’t have the motivation to switch them for fall flowers.  I need to find a good potted flower that isn’t high maintenance and lasts the entire summer.  If I can’t, then I need to stick with green things.  I have much better luck with the edibles.
Happy October!  Can you believe it is October!

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