After losing our battle to the scale insects and the bush o' death (sure it's pretty, but it's deceiving), M & I assessed our losses. All of the spinach, rocket, basil, and green onions were consumed or in a very sorry state (leaving us with just the lemon tree), so we pulled up everything and started over.
This time we've moved the planter boxes to the smaller porch away from the plant eating shrubbery. Our little sprouts are now living on top of A's garage and they seem to be quite happy with their new home. As you can see they are growing like crazy. I'm convinced we're going to win this round.