Knoxville girl - I just ordered a book called The Bountiful Container. It's about having a container garden when you don't have much space. I'll let you know if it seems helpful, though it did get good reviews.
We are in the middle of Autumn here, so two days ago we planted cabbage, kale (already sprouted!!), dill, basil, onions, pak choy, snow peas, peas, shallots, parsley, carrots - wow there are 7 more, I just can't think what they are at the moment! I think I need the vegies to fix my memory.
I really love growing mint in a garden. I began to try to grow mint in containers but the just seemed so unhappy in those containers...they were striving for more of mother earth's love...hehehe..
Mints are fun to grow and are wonderful in the garden. After I planted them I discovered a lot army of weeds. I thaught that they were the "Swiss Mint" that I had planted but they didn't taste like mint so I figured out that they were just weeds.
I grow lots of green leafy vegetables. I have 36 dino kale plants 6 green cabbages, 6 red cabbage, collard greens, red russian kale, curley kale, 2 dufferent types of arugula.
I have 2 blueberry plants, but they have not grown any berries. About 42 everbarring albion strawberry plants, spinich, cilantro, 16 basil, purple petra, 4 dark mizuna lettuce, 2 peppermint plants, swiss mint, spearmint fenugreek, red swiss chard, garlic, differenty types of lettuce's, lemon balm, parsley, amaranth, edamame, zucchini squash (for raw pasta), quinoa (if they didn't start to grow I'll try to germinate some seeds.)
I have a tone of purslane growing and I didn't even plant them.
I've tried to grow bell peppers and broccoli but I none have appeared to grow.