Mine grows in straight rows. Straight rows of buckets and whisky barrels, that is! These are on the North side of my house, just outside my kitchen door. They get morning sun and evening sun. Pictured are, basil, sage, Rosemary, Swiss chard, Patti pan squash seedlings and Italian round zucchini. I keep them loaded with Father Dom's and rain water from my barrels. They are very happy in their living quarters!