the first topic I dealt with after reading Living Like Ed - A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life by Ed Begley, Jr. is the balcony gardening. My mother has been so kind to bring me over two pots of herbs, parsley and chives.
I think that's a pretty good start - and reason enough for me to buy some cute gardening tools :)
I especially love these bulbs that help you water your plants. Of course I installed them right away.
Let's see whether it will work out or not, I'll keep you posted. Nevertheless, I'm already thinking about stocking up on some tomato plants...