Growing season is coming to a close on porch garden farm.
The tomatoes were a mixed success. The smaller ones grew fine, but the larger ones must have starved from lack of nutrients in the pot—none of the larger fruits survived. Chilis and fennel grew well—many more than needed. The basil died and came back, died and came back, died and came back. The green onions did nothing—until the day they seemed to arrive, fully formed. And we cut them and ate them, and they stayed low—until the day they seemed to arrive, fully formed.
And now that winter is coming—assuming, in 2017, winter is still a thing that exists—the question is, as operations move indoors: dirt or hydroponics? Which one gives me the best mix of growing something useful and not getting me kicked out of the apartment?