A great article on how to start your garden indoors before planting outside. It isn't necessary to have a home with land to garden. If you have a balcony or window box you can garden, if you have a sunny apartment, you can garden. Herbs do very well in apartment windows and lettuce can be grown in a container on a shady balcony. I grew my own lettuce last summer and it was delicious. Plus it was fun getting up in the morning to pick it, the best time to pick lettuce, and I had a nice bunch of organic greens to put into my sandwich. I have a home with a garden although this year will be a time to replenish the soil and plot out what to do with what we have inherited. My green thumb is going to be itching to garden and I hope to container garden some lettuce.
We are a bit past the point of being able to do starter plants now, but start thinking about next year. During January start looking at the seed web sites, Salt Spring Seeds is a favourite of mine http://www.saltspringseeds.com/ and visit Victoria's Seedy Saturday event http://www.bcseeds.org/
Seed Starting Tips: Start Your Sustainable Garden Today