It has been a little over two weeks since I potted a cherry tomato plant, some sweet basil, and several sprouted garlic cloves. This was an experiment to see if where I placed them in the garden would be suitable for them and other plants. So far, so good. The tomato plant has blossoms, and the garlic and basil are growing. So I went ahead and got a few more plants and put them out. I have added flat leaf Italian parsley, cilantro, and oregano, and just for fun I got a lavender plant and a big lemon balm plant. The “feral” mint next to the water faucet is going like gang–busters, and I fear that the rosemary bush is about to knock over a fence if I don’t prune it back. And the orange and lemon trees are still producing and continue to have blossoms on them. Since we are in a drought zone, I am striving to give them all only one big drink of water a week. My plan is to get a couple of more tomato plants, and sow from seeds some bush beans. We’ll see how this goes, one week at a time.