Last month we hastily threw together a garden. Our landlord had the maintenance guy till the small strip of land between where we park our cars and the neighbors' fences.
The woman above us said she has had the idea for a few years and this is the first year they allowed it. Three units, including us, planted gardens. Ours is by far the most pathetic and that's ok! ;)
We planted mid-June and planted only edibles - no flowers. We don't have a lot of time to put into this garden. In fact, to get it started Jason went out one afternoon, threw the contents of the eight seed packets we had into the ground and that was that. It's hard to say what is what. We're just out there watering it when we can and crossing our fingers!
We sometimes water with these re-purposed milk jugs but our neighbor has it worked out so that we have hose access now. We got a sprayer attachment from my parents and I go out there in the evening, when the neighbors are out with their hose, and spray our garden a few times. Usually Amelia, Joe and I go out in the afternoon as well.
helps me water floods our plants and Joey hangs out in a stroller. It's a nice way to spend 15-20 minutes and I know she feels proud to be helping.
We know that 5 of the 8 things we planted have sprouted. We think we know what they are but all we can do is wait and see if we were right! Next year we plan to be a bit more prepared for this and will hopefully have a more successful garden! This year if we get one or two things we can eat I will be satisfied!