Basics - New To Everything
So I'm growing quite interested in growing plants. I'd like to grow some vegetables (tomatoes, maybe some peppers, eggplant for my gf), some flowers (any really that would look nice and teach me how to grow flowers), and herbs (not sure if this falls under vegetables, I'm learning as I go along!).
I live in a smaller city and will probably be planting into containers in my back patio area. I'd like to do some creative gardening using a pallet as a vertical growing garden for some flowers, perhaps some hanging potted plants and the vegetables to make my own sauces and food.
Yet, I know nothing of gardening or planting. I don't want to just assume that it's "plant it and it will grow" because I know there's more to it than that. I'd like to know some basics, where I can learn some more information and become a better gardener all around, over time of course, I know this won't be an overnight thing.
What basics/advice would you give someone just getting started with gardening/planting?