I went out and worked in mine a little this evening, did some weeding and planted some seeds.Lots and lots of weeding to do yet but I actually enjoy it, in small doses.
Two different kinds of squash, peas,pole beans and some Basil.
I still have a lot of work to do making new raised beds and short time to do it.
There are several things that I want to put in yet but the dang weather has not been cooperating.
I just ran across a most excellent article on gardening basics by a lady I absolutely adore from afar, Jackie Clay.
She is affiliated with Backwoods Home Magazine and has her very own spot where she answers just about any question you can think of when it comes to gardening, canning or raising critters, she is one very independent lady. Go take a look at ASK JACKIE.
I swear on my mothers grave that if I ever get a chance to meet her, I won't even say hello, I will just run up and give her the biggest hug, ever.
What an awesome lady.
Here is the link to the article on starting a garden, it is very thorough and she tells you that it is not some back breaking chore. It takes time, sure, but not hours and hours of manual labor, like I said, I just love this lady.
Get yer hands dirty and start enjoying the fruits of yer labor, as they say.
I waited half a year to get into this spot just so I could put in a real garden and I have a long ways to go to where I want it to be, I bookmarked the link so I could use it for future reference.
There is no reason for anyone not to, at the very least, grow a dang tomato in their apartment.
Take my word for it, it will be the best tasting vegetable you have ever had.