Lilly is now growing various vegetables and herbs on our lanai, and she's doing an amazing job. She's growing string beans, radishes, basil, peppers, onions, and several others.
She starts with seeds that she puts on a damp paper towel in a small clear plastic bag. The seeds that sprout get planted in potting soil in a container that originally held eggs.
Onions are the exception. Lilly starts with the roots that normally get thrown away when you buy onions in the supermarket. They get placed in water to see if the roots revive.
When each new sprout gets a few inches tall, Lilly moves it to one of the pockets of dirt we have hanging from the lanai railing.