It's hard sometime to be an apartment dweller in an urban environment & a lover of all things green. I'm fortunate that my place gets GREAT light for plants. Herbs on the other hand never do well for me inside. Each year I crave the day, usually around June 1st that I can put out my herb box on our small balcony. Since we are on the water and it's very windy on most days, I try and pick flowers and plants that will hold up to heat, bright sun and wind. I also like herbs that are going to spill over the edges. Here's a taste of some of what I have growing. Everything is a small scale perfect for an accent or a cocktail. The 2 basil plants Siam Queen and Lemon Basil go well with savory and sweet dishes and cocktails. They also have great unexpected flavor.
The larger more hearty herbs I keep up at the community garden. These include mints and balms. I plant them in their own pots that are sunk into the ground. I've found that they overtake my small boxes as much as I like to have them around.
I pack the herbs and trim often to encourage new growth. I love how the thyme creeps over the edges.