Vegetables in apartment
I'm living in a city and I've got a 7th floor apartment. Theres one area where theres a large window and inside it there is an area where there was flowers growing when I moved in.
The area inside the window is about 8 foot long, 1 foot wide and 4 feet deep. Think a trough like structure.
Outside the window is another shelf type thing where I could potentially put some containers on.
Basically I would like to grow some kind of vegetables or herbs.
1. Is this enough space for ... well anything ? Would you bother ?
2. What would you recommend growing ? I was hoping I could grow small potatoes, tomatoes (if there was enough sun), onions etc.
Maybe some garlic ? Does garlic need a lot of sun/time ?
3. What are my best options for vegetables/herbs ? I'd like to have something growing all the time or at least I would like to make my small space productive.
Thanks very much.
p.s > I have removed the flowers from the aforementioned area but left the soil. Is there any need/reason to replace this soil or can I just shove some fertilizer into it ?
What I mean is, the soil is from the last occupant and I don't know what kind of chemicals etc she used on her flowers etc. Just checking if I need to change it.