Today while looking for a hand trowel to work one of my small garden plots I came across my original garden tool from when I first moved out on my own and found that although I was a bachelor living in a city apartment I still itched to do some gardening and yard work. As I looked at that old funnel and remembered that first year of planting a few tomato plants and jalapeno plants in bags of top soil that first year and how by the next season I had added more bags to tarp plant directly into soil bags for seasonal vegetables, I got to thinking I may use some of my worm castings in leaf bags to see how that old technique compares to my raised beds I use now around my house. Back then I remember getting strange looks as I searched garden centers for soil in dark bags for maximum heat collection and my neighbors watching me use my pocket knife to cut slits to plant my starts in, make a few overflow drain slits and using the funnel to water the roots. By the third year in that apartment I had soil bags and containers on my patio and strawberries in hanging baskets and climbing cucumbers on a salvaged clothes rack. I had so much packed on my patio there was barely room for my two patio chairs and plastic end table where I relaxed after work enjoying a beer and surveying my city apartment garden for pest or produce picking. Who else apartment gardens? What is the best ways you have found to make it work?