Nothing nearly so good–[color=green]I’m extremely jealous[/color]. I’m probably be staying where I am for the next year, which means sharing an area about the same size as your nethouse with Ma’s weeds, vines, fish tub-tank, and clothes line. So, really I’ve got less than 25% of the area you’re working in. Fortunately there are three solid walls enclosing this space, so I can make good use of baskets.
I’m going to start of with three boxes of cherry tomatoes, planting each three weeks after the previous. I’ll replace the mint that’s already out there with something that makes a nice pot of Moroccan mint tea, and add some good basil–any advice on where to find some? Using the window bars for support I’m going to plant a long row of shelling peas (if I miss anything about summers back home, it’s raiding Grandma’s pea patch). I’ve also been thinking about setting up three NFT tanks for romaine, but given the heat in the ‘courtyard’ it may not be feasible, even with ice (I think could work around the lack of space with a bit of shelving). Other than that, just for fun, a potted pomegranate shrub (a student gave me one years ago, but I had to abandon it when I left last time ) and I’m going to see if I can get a dragon’s eye tree to go bonzai… the delicate leaves should make for something pleasing. Until I get a decent patch of my own space–or stake out a piece of turf next to the river–that’ll have to be it.
I haven’t yet endured a Taipei winter, any problems with fussy plants that don’t like it cool or wet?