If you don't have dirt......get some! If you can't get some....well....remember the "Sandbox" story?
The real point is BASIL. If you haven't yet go get a tiny basil plant, find a sunny place & put it in some dirt & think happy thoughts towards it as you wait till it's big enough to devour. NYA HA HA!!!
If you never ever plant a thing in your life, do this one thing for yourself, your kitchen & your well-being....... plant a little basil. OKEY?
As for me & my house, we're going to try for cherry tomatoes for the kids, though I don't have enough growing space we'll try to break out the planters & stakes & hope for some cute little baby tomatoes to cool us down this summer.
Don't that just make you feel happy?