Despite being in the desert, it's nice to know that plants can in fact still grow, although it takes a lot more work to keep them alive.
We started green onions from roots we saved from a few dinners. They're doing well now, but the first try didn't live very long. We also tried onions, tomatos, and celery from seed but none of them made it past sprouting before dying.
This basil however has been growing pretty well the last few weeks. Steve planted it as part of the Green Group's fundraising project. In a few more weeks, they'll sell the basil plants on campus in part I think to raise awareness of the group.
Back porch gardening is a bit messy, with all of the pots lined up on cardboard, but it's fun to watch them grow.
Algie even likes to come out and help.