I'm blind- have question about self-watering container gardening
I've been reading the posts about self-watering containers on this forum with great interest. I am a physically active blind woman and I'd like to start a vegetable and herb garden this year. I have a screen reader that reads text on my computer, but pictures and diagrams are totally inaccesible to me. Thus, I very much appreciate any and all answers to my questions below.
I live in SW FL (near Tampa) and the only area I can put the containers are along the south side of my stucco condo-- thus they will be exposed to full sun with no shade. Am I correct to assume that given this location and my visual impairment that my best bet are the self-watering containers? If so, which brand do you recommend regarding durability, practicality, best results, etc)? Just as important, which brand has a water reservoir that is least likely to be accessible to mosquitoes, or is this a problem with all self-watering units? The ones I have read about include the earthbox, growbox, and gardener's supply sw containers-- are there others I should look into?
Being a new gardener and all, I'm going to start small, and hopefully add more boexes as I go. Given where I live (hot and humid) and where I will have the containers (next to the south side of the condo) which begetables do you recommend I try growing? Which ones would you definitely advoid. I am thinking cherry or grape tomatoes, banana or green peppers, cukes, arugula, and maybe green or yellow string beans?
Any and all suggestions and advice would be very much appreciated.