Our first purchase for the fire escape garden was this tomato plant, which we got from the farmer’s market.
In order to accommodate big plants, we got these five-gallon grow bags, which were maybe our favorite purchase for this project. We also got this trellis, which the tomato quickly outgrew. And this is the potting mix we’re using.
The carrots are slower growing than the tomatoes, but they seem to be coming along nicely.
Here’s the basil under the shade of the tomato plant. Our harvesting technique left it a little top-heavy, but it’s still going strong.
Donnie and I have both been inspired and informed by Indoor Gardening the Organic Way, though neither of us are growing vegetables indoors.
If you’re interested in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, you can check it out on the USDA website.
Here’s our post–bird attack aluminum foil setup. As wild as it looks, we haven’t lost anything to birds since.
Once we rerooted the tomato plant in the empty broccoli bag, it started growing like crazy.
And this week we made a whole meal with tomatoes that came off the fire escape.
We recently started rooting a garlic bulb in the terra-cotta pot at the bottom of this photo. Hopefully we’ll have homegrown garlic by winter!