grew potatoes on my back porch. They didn't turn out quite like I was hoping (and we didn't even end up eating them) but I'm trying again this year!
This time, I've tried to grow quite a few more things, too. So far, I planted red, white, and sweet potatoes and white onions from sprouted produce, and beefsteak tomatoes, spinach, chives, cilantro, oregano, basil, parsley, lavender, wild flower mix, shasta daisies, and pansies from seeds. my labor. It didn't work, but I sure got a lot done that day!
Well, we had a really wet first couple of weeks in June, and then it got very hot and dry, so some of my plants didn't make it, and others aren't doing that great. If I was a more fastidious gardener these things wouldn't have affected my plants. bolted, so it had to be pitched. The sweet potatoes never did sprout, and the wildflowers were washed out with the rain.
My lovely in-laws are in town right now, and they helped (read: did most of the work) weed and plant more things in our front yard and parking strip. I now have lettuce, beets, zucchini and acorn squash seeds planted out there. They also bought us basil, oregano, and parsley in a planter at the farmers' market the other day. I am so grateful for some herbs that are already thriving! (Now I just have to try to keep them alive.)
Do you (attempt to) garden? Have any tips for me in my efforts?