Thanks to Mela for sending in some pics of her garden:
I’d like to congratulate you on your garden experience.
Here are pictures of my balcony garden in Piastow, near Warsaw in Poland.
There are four tomato plants in pots, some onions and some fresh herbs such as basil, sage, thyme and so on. In the centre you can see some of my house pot plants enjoying their outdoor holidays
The overshadowing vine is wisteria, climbing from the few square feet of ground below the balcony that we are allowed to use. I’ve got a small herb garden there – peppermint, lavender, catnip, melissa…
I have already harvested three ripe, sweet, fragrant tomatoes, some more are already changing colour to orange.
There’s nothing like home grown veggies, next year I plan to add some peppers and beans, as long as the area (four square metres) allows.
The funny thing is that the tomato plants were initially planned as purely decorative, to brighten my kitchen window sill. So much for the info on seed packets