All you need is a small amount of vertical space around a balcony or an open window which can hang or store a vertical array of drink bottles that can grow all your herbs and lettuce easily. Recycle as many of your plastic drink containers.
Keep egg shells in open container in fridge. When the container is full, crush shells into small bits and sprinkle them around base of your plants. Sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails other bugs & adds touch of calcium to soil.