We live in an apt without acess to a yard, so this summer I wanted to grow some sort of veggie indoors. SO I bought a bag of Miracle Grow potting mix, a self-watering windowbox style planter and some very cheap Lettuce seeds (Black seeded simpson I believe) on sale from Walmart and went to town. Well, those little seeds sprouted in 2 or 3 days (we had a heat spell - it was about 80 degrees where the seeds were), grew awhile then nothing. They just sort of sat there as sprouts and never actually turned into...lettuce. I am very confused, since I was told Lettuce is one of the easiest things to grow. I watered it just right and everything, waited a good three months and they never did anything more than sprout and grow a couple inches. What happened? Also... I would like to grow some veggies indoors, specifically tomatoes (since they're horribly overpriced right now). I am also considering perhaps a container garden on the porch in the spring. There is an old desk sitting out there from the previous tennants..ugliest thing, and I thought it would be neat to have a container garden on the desk...maybe in the drawers too. Any advice? What to grow and how? I do have the "Square foot gardening" book...love it! My mom has the greenest thumbs I've ever seen...I'm beginning to wonder if I have them...I can't seem to get it right. Thanks to all!