to containers, I quickly grew tired of the clutter--the tray of pepper plants parked next to the coffee maker in the kitchen, the small tables of tomatoes, eggplants, and herbs lined up in the dining room. As the winter weather subsided, I started to place the flats outdoors to harden off, bringing them in at night when the temperature was too cold.
Finally, a neighbor kindly agreed to till the garden for me. (In appreciation, we gave him two bottles of wine and he's still telling stories about his wife and a little too much buzz from the wine.) When it looked like we were going to have a warm spell of weather, I quickly planted everything because I'm always so impatient and set up all the crazy looking cages to support the plants and keep everything vertical. They're on their own now. All the plants are doing well, except the darn Italian cucumbers which turned out to be pretty wimpy.
Here are eggplants & tomatoes next to the budding fig. I lay down bricks to have some place to walk once the garden becomes a jungle.
Peppers, peppers and more peppers
Green beans--large, flat Smeraldas