i also built a garden box to expand the garden even further this year. basically this year i have have nearly tripled the size. i have also expanded into a few other vegetables, including cucumbers, eggplant, and loofah (this is just an experiment to see if i can really make my own sponge like product). so far so good.
my basil is oddly not liking the sun as i have read it would, but its staying alive and should be a wonderful combination when all the tomatoes coming out of my ears. i will not be eating them with homemade mozzarella.
oh and i did not update on this before, but my two tomato plants in my front garden are doing wonderfully (tomatoes hopefully on the verge of turning red that is). only one neighbor has commented and that was nearly seconds after i finished putting them in the ground. she asked "oh, what kind of flowers are those?" to which i had to immediately explain they aren't flowers, but a tomato plant. in the evenings we have been walking and i have noticed at least 3 other houses in my neighborhood with edibles plants in their front yard as well.