I started a container garden right after Christmas, and it is going strong. I am happy and surprised to see how quickly things are growing. For veggies, I have planted kale, lettuce, beets, shallots, and onion. For herbs: Thai basil, cilantro, parsley, and dill.
Christmas gift- Chia herb garden!
Another gift- a "grow box" I believe this is similar to an Earth Box.
This is upon assembly.
I am now keeping the watering can in my bathroom. When I turn on the shower in the morning, I put the watering can under the bath faucet until the water heats up to shower temperature. That way all that cold water is not just going down the drain, and I have water for my balcony plants. So far, so good!