Well, I finally did it! I'm all moved in to my new place. It took longer than expected, and I still have a lot of unpacking to do, but I'm here! Hooray!
One thing that I love about my new place is that there is a small sunroom with a great southern exposure to explore all of my gardening desires. It has been a frustration for me to not have good plant capabilities these past five years. I did manage to grow a few plants at my old place in my west-facing kitchen window, and even had a basil plant that did fine during the summer but died away in the winter. My kitties found a new home, so maybe I can grow a few plants without worrying about them being eaten! They really liked my chives plant, much to my dismay. I can't wait to start growing some more herbs, flowers, etc.
I bought a strawberry planter a few months ago. It seems that now is the time to start planting. Mmmm, fresh strawberries! My daughter will love it. Even better, my new apartment is across the street from a garden center, which is a pretty rare commodity in the city. I didn't even know this garden center existed. The local K-mart has seeds on sale this week, so it's time to get started! (I once grew a marigold plant from seed. It must have thought it was a tree, because it grew to about 3 feet tall, but died when I moved.)
Bring some country into your city apartment today by investing in some good plants to bring some nature indoors.
Some great and informative links: www.garden.org, www.kitchengardeners.org, www.helpfulgardener.com