A couple of questions.
Hi all, I've posted here once or twice and been reading all the posts. I'm really quite a novice to gardening, but I enjoy digging in the earth and planting things and watching them grow. So far this year, I have filled my front flower bed and planted a tomato (my second try with this - last year they did not do so well, but I'm pretty sure I know why). I'm really doing things slowly as my finances allow: Buying an item or two per week, really. Anyway, I have these three flower pots that I would really like to use for something, but I don't know what to choose. I'm leaning in favor of herbs or vegetables or something useable (but still hopefully appealing to look at). The pots are fairly large, though I am not certain an exact size. (They come up to my knee and the mouth of the pot is probably a good 12 inches? If it wasn't pouring down rain right now I'd go look...) They were left here by the last tenants. Last year I had ferns in two of them and tomatoes in the other. The ferns didn't last the winter. and the tomatoes weren't as successful as I'd hoped - I planted three grape tomato plants in there per someone's suggestion, but I think I should have gone with two. They flourished for a while and did produce good fruit but eventually I think the roots choked each other out. So I'm looking for suggestions for the pots. I'm really open to pretty much anything. I live in a house with a pretty substantial back yard and have access to all types of sun exposure. Zone 8, I'm pretty sure (told you I'm new at this, ha)... I live smack dab in the middle of South Carolina.