I fought against it at first, but gradually I gave in and got creative and over the years, we've made it work.
Now we only grow what we have room for and REALLY use all the time. Fresh herbs, tomatoes, lettuces....things like that...although I would love to grow some onions and potatoes.......hmmmmmm.
For those who don't believe you can grow things successfully in containers.....my herb garden tub is exploding! It is growing so fast that I can't harvest it quick enough.
FYI: It is filled half way up with empty water bottles and I think that is why it does so well. Nothing ever gets root bound.
The basil, which always does well...and I use it constantly! I started with 6 plants the first year and went to 4 plants a couple years ago. This year I only planted 2 and I still have too much to use without harvesting as I go along. I'm not complaining though, my basil butter and cubes are always good to have in the freezer.
Nasturtiums are also edible and have a peppery flavor...and their blooms are gorgeous!
We've had several salads with the lettuce and arugula already....if you've not had arugula, you are missing out. It is peppery and nutty at the same time. Just delicious and super easy to grow.
The mint is spreading out. This year, I need to make Dean some mint jelly.....I don't actually care for it in food (I know, weird...) but I do harvest it for the bath tub. If you've never tried mint in the tub after a long day, you really should! It smells heavenly.
This year's addition......blueberry bushes! We love them and since it doesn't look like we'll be leaving anytime soon, we planted some along our fence line.
So, how does your garden grow?