Here's my layout, help me pick some plants!
I recently moved into a third floor apartment, and I'm ready to plant some plants. I've never grown plants before (this is actually my first place), but I love cooking and I have a good idea of what I want. I drew up a three level planter (shown below) with the following plants in mind:
On the bottom, chili peppers. I've read that they grow 18-24" (specifically jalapeno peppers and other similar peppers)
On the top two, herbs. Basil, Oregano, Mint, Thyme, Cilantro and so on.
All of this sounds easy enough, however, my balcony faces north-northwest. As you can see in the image (below), I've got plenty of shade, but not a lot of direct sunlight. Are the plants that I've picked going to havve any chance of thriving or surviving?
The picture below shows two possible locations, but I'm probably only going to have one planter. I'm looking for input on the planter design, location, and the plants that are going to go in it. As I said, I've never done this before. :) Thanks in advance.