Today Inhabitat has an article called A Starter Guide to Urban Gardening. One of the things they discuss is the beauty of container gardening, and the variety of things you can grow in portable containers or window boxes.
I can actually attest to the idea of growing vegetables and herbs in window boxes. I lined my screened porch with a few window boxes actually inside the screen. This proved great for growing herbs. In fact, this year, I hope to add more boxes. I even grew peppers and cucumbers this way. The cucumbers actually grew a vine UP my screen as opposed to along the container. This actually looked quite beautiful as the vine produced pretty flowers that ran up the screen.
The downside to having the boxes inside the screened porch is that it confused the heck out of the bees, and any plants that require pollination to produce fruit, well… get your Q-tips out.
What tips do you have for urban gardening? What’s worked for you, and what lessons have you learned?