plants aplenty

So, I have a small apartment, right? With no outdoor space, remember? From before? Okay. I am, however, blessed with a kitchen that gets a lot of light, and unsightly bars on my windows can support a flower box. So here are a few of the things I've been up to:

Last weekend's window box was such a success that I decided to keep it going and build two more. Since this window is low enough to water but too high to really pick anything out of it, I chose some geraniums and a climbing jasmine.

Here's where things get a little cray. Tomatoes? Indoors, you say? Weird, but true. I planted one tomato outside, and this one inside, and guess which one is doing better? Yeah, inside. They're both growing well, but the indoor kid is really taking off. I planted some arugula from seed just for fun, and also small pots of collards, cucumber, and basil. It's been a week, and so far, so good: everyone is adjusting well and growing like they oughta. The only problem I've noticed so far is that my cat apparently likes to chew on collard leaves, so Sunday I'll pick up some cat grass for him.

In other news, I'm not very good at making pots, but I enjoy the hell out of it.

This is the first piece I finished in my pottery class. It's supposed to be herringbone. Sigh.