For the past few years I've tried to grow various vegetables around my apartments. Success has been variable. Only one year of the past 7 did I manage to get any tomatoes; this was on a south facing fire escape. Herbs have been better. This year I am taking the project more seriously. I have put together two small (4 foot by 4 foot) raised beds on the south side of my house. I collected some different seeds and am starting seedlings in March; hopefully this summer we will have lots of delicious fresh vegetables.