Newbie gardening Apartment living
I need some help. I live in a apartment with no grass. i have a cement balcony. I also live in the high desert of Victorville, ca... its so hot today, very dry climate... in the past i have tried growing indoors like herbs. my husband bought me a very pretty Lily from Homedepot and it was ok for about a week and a half. i did what the instruction said was sun part sun/shade, water every 3 days but it gets so hot in the house that its impossible to grow anything. Outside it can be so windy that the rocks and sand from the apartments "Decorations" go on our balcony which makes it into a damn sandstorm. its really gross and i have to clean it every day. i wanted to buy a cedar box from home depot and plant fruits, veggies and herbs but i dont know if im going to end up wasting money.
I dont compost so i dont make my own soil but i could. Anyone out here have any simple steps?