I was very optimistic about being able to grow some actual food on my balcony. But maybe six hours of direct sunlight is not enough for sun-loving tomatoes. I may just have to settle for the fried green variety. The jalapeño and serrano chilis have just popped out in the last couple weeks. I'm excitedly waiting for them to get bigger so I make salsa with my very own chili peppers. My cilantro, however, insisted on growing tall and spindly. I tried pruning it into submission, but now it's just a shell of its former self. I have a lot to learn about gardening.