Spinach, chard and all sorts of greens were the most recommended. I don’t really eat that many starchy veggies like carrots and beets, so didn’t want to get those for my fire escape garden.
Since I only have three containers for veggies and the hanging soda bottle planters, I really wanted to maximize the space for productivity.
I decided to do all greens and lettuces in the containers and ordered some herbs for the hanging planters. I decided against growing cucumbers and tomatoes because they just get too large for the fire escape and there isn’t enough sunlight for the peppers.
This first round of seeds that I’m getting are courtesy of Botanical Interests. Here is what I ordered:
- Lettuce leaf salad bowl blend
- Lettuce mesculun gourmet baby greens
- Lettuce romaine parris island
- Red kale winter
- Basil Genovese
- Dill Bouquet
- Parsley – Italian dark
I’m also going to have to order some seeds for my backyard vegetable garden.
What do you think of the selection for my fire escape?