Do ya? Where I live in NJ, growing ANYTHING food related outside has become pretty much impossible. Too many CRITTERS and not enough ambition to wage all-out war against them. Last time I had an in-ground garden, the rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and/or groundhogs thought I had opened a free salad bar. One morning, row of bush beans with cute little beans about an inch long... that afternoon... only about an INCH of the plant left. Groundhogs had the you-know-whats to try hauling tomatoes from OUTSIDE the yard UNDER the fence and across yard to their "condo" under neighbor's shed. Tried container gardening with a few patio tomatoes on my low deck. Came home to find pot pulled OFF deck! Last summer had decent crop of several herbs in containers attached to deck railing. Italian parsely, chives, cilantro, oregano... all doing nicely... then POOF! GONE!
Bought basil in supermarket once that had roots. Was fairly successful in potting up what I didn't use and got some extra use out of it... but think it really wanted to be outdoors. Have succeeded in NOT killing one of those little rosemary "Christmas trees" after several fails in the past. Once I found out that they pretty much immediately HAVE to be repotted (nothing but roots in pot), plant seems happy and awaiting spending warm months out on deck. Have a small bay tree that I may have mortally wounded out of neglect?!? I t was sitting by a sunny window in a room I don't go into every day... I forgot about it until I noticed it severely wilted!! First attemt at reviving involved a LOW soaking of water. Droopy leaves did NOT perk up... UH OH?!? Yesterday, did some extreme "surgery" on it... cut EVERYTHING back to where inside brances looked green and hoping for the best.
If you grow your own herbs, what have you been successful with?