It would make a lot of sense if I could have all the edibles in my garden conveniently located next to my back door, but there's really not enough sun there for most of the veggies that I want to grow. As a compromise I've moved a big pot of mesclun there, with another one to follow. Then it occurred to me that the other thing I could probably grow there--right on the back steps, in fact--is a couple pots of herbs. By far, the two herbs I use most often are basil and thyme, so I sowed one pot of each to go on each step. I may plant some additional basil plants elsewhere in the garden since it takes a lot of basil to make pesto, but these pots should provide enough for a pinch of seasoning here and there.