So in the past few weeks I've set out to make this dream a reality, researching everything from the types of herbs I wanted, to the places to get them, to planting the right combinations, to the actual planters they'll go in. I settled on a 36" and a 24" CobraCo English Horse Trough balcony planter that hangs over the railing of our balcony to maximize space. Then I was off to get potting soil and herbs. After an unsuccessful trip to Home Depot I did some more in depth yelping research and came up with a hardware store that got kudos for having lots of organic products as well as being pretty economical. Plus it's only 10 blocks or so from my place.
For potting soil I decided on Espoma Organic Potting Mix, good for both indoors and outdoors, as I'm still undecided about what I'll do in the winter. And here are the herbs I got:
|Getting set up|
|Peeking over at the sage and rosemary|
|The basil, post pesto, and oregano|