put in a few raised garden beds, the gardening monster inside me went bananas (or basil, tomato, summer squash...).
so last year, needing to scratch my itch, i attempted a container garden once again. we had a couple tomatoes, but mostly herbs and while it wasn't much, it was something & made our apartment feel a bit more like a home. i boasted of my hard work capturing the one and only photo of my attempt of a garden & within a couple months, everything withered and died. it was a sad day in san diego.
landscape fabric and filled the boxes with about 3 cubic feet of soil & planted the veggies and herbs i picked up at our local farmers market. since the garden is small, i tried to plant things we eat regularly (heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, basil, kale) and chose an "out-of-the-box" veggie to try...in this case, broccoli (out-of-the-box because i've never grown it, not because we never eat it!).