I’ve never been an urban gardener. Without a backyard or much light in the apartment, I didn’t think I had the right conditions to even grow an herb garden successfully.
But my next door neighbors are much more creative. Like me, they have a small space out back, which is just a slab of concrete between their parking space and their back door. There, they have two long clay planter boxes, one for tomatoes and the other for herbs; two large circular clay pots filled with herbs; and four small clay pots with gold, red, and burnt orange plants. They even sit outside sometimes, cramming folding metal chairs next to their makeshift garden.