Last year, I grew corn in containers on the roof top deck above our sun room.
It was beautiful, and got a lot of attention from the neighbors. (even now when I meet people in the neighborhood and tell them which house is mine they say, "did you grow corn on the roof last year?") but growing heirloom corn sucks, literally.
So I decided that this year there would be no corn, but what to plant in its place? I wanted something pretty and tall enough to give us a little privacy on the deck, something I didn't already plan on including in our community garden plot. (Community garden opens this weekend! I can't wait!)
So what did I decide on? Artichokes! (aren't my seedlings cute?)
Imperial Star, that matures quickly and can be planted as an annual in cold climates.
I'll keep you posted how about it goes.