Since moving to DC for undergrad, I haven't had access to a yard/deck/any kind of outside space. In Cambridge though, I finally have a deck, which has great access to sun and the outdoors (obviously). Since both Josh and I love fresh food, we decided to take a stab at gardening on our own. We made a trip to a gardening center back in March, got some organic starter soil, 3 varieties of tomato seeds, 1 type of cucumber, kale, basil, and zucchini.
We started all of these plants indoors since it was March in Cambridge, and it still apparently snows in this city until at least April. So we kept them in starter soil until about mid-April, which the kale and zucchini really started getting really big and had to be moved to bigger indoor containers. At the end of April, we moved the kale outside full-time as the colder weather helps it taste better. We used this cool over-the-railing planters for the kale.
The rest of the plants went outside a week before Memorial Day, which may have been a little early, but they're doing okay right now. These all went out in normal planters. I also moved a Gerber Daisy outside to join the plants in hopes of attracting some bees for pollination. I have yet to see a bee however.
The only thing we've been able to harvest so far is the kale, but that's okay since it's really tender and perfect in salads, smoothies and juices.
I'd love to know if anyone else is urban gardening and if there are any good tips or tricks that I should know!