I’m pretty darn proud of our garden. It’s not a particularly big garden by American standards but it’s big for New York City. Though we don’t have much land to plant things on, we make do with containers and planting pots.
My dad likes to grow all sorts of plants but he mainly likes growing edible things. Over the past year, we’ve grown Fuji apples, tiny potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, beets, spinach, broccoli rabe, and even blackberries. It’s amazing, the sheer amount of things we have grown. And they’re all organic too! Grown and planted with out any pesticides or fertilizers.
You can see our amazing second harvest of our Fuji apples and Thai purple/red chili peppers (they are at least 5 times spicier than jalapenos!) below.
Gardening takes a lot of time, trial and error, and diligence. Even without a lot of space, I’ve managed to have a garden that produces so many edible things so that we don’t have to buy supermarket produce. I don’t even need to buy dried herbs- all of our herbs are taken straight from the garden! We grow and dry all our Basil, Greek Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, and Rosemary and make our own dried herbs. It feels great eating the things that you create with your own two hands!
So if you have a bit of time, grab some dirt, a pot, and some seedlings. You will pleased with whatever you grow, even if it doesn’t look supermarket quality.