While I'm waiting for an apartment with a patio/veranda (and if any readers here know of anyplace within a mortal's budget in Ipanema/Leblon that fulfills that requirement, PLEASE let me know!)...I have decided to take the plunge from black thumb to green windows.
We might not have the loveliest view, but we certainly get our share of afternoon sun and those three windowsills in the living room need to be put to good use. I'm thinking mint, melissa (not sure the name of this plant in English), basil, oregano, chives...hot peppers for sure, perhaps tiny tomatoes and some kind of salad-y plant. I've heard that urban gardeners have had luck with radishes and carrots in container gardens as well. Any hints, tips, addresses for where to shop for seeds or plants in Rio will be greatly appreciated!