There's nothing quite as satisfying as picking some fresh produce from the garden and serving it up with dinner. I don't plant a huge garden, because realistically I'm not going to weed and maintain it properly. But I make up for lack of volume in diversity. I plant some beets, carrots, Swiss chard, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers. Sometimes I throw pumpkins in the mix too. Not all of these plants are in a plot garden, but in containers. Container gardening takes almost all work out of weeding. Lettuce, spinach, endive and Swiss chard do particularly well in containers. MK and I have discovered that cherry tomatoes are easier to stake and maintain in a large container. We experiment a lot with what we grow and how we grow it. Last year's entire silver queen sweet corn crop fell victim to a violent thunderstorm. Given how much space in the garden plot I had to allow for corn only to lose everything has scared me away from planting it again this year. Maybe next year, but this year I want more beets.
I never thought much of beets because I'd never eaten them freshly roasted before. Once I had I couldn't believe how wonderful they are! So, I'm planting more beets, and butternut squash.
Anyone else garden? Any tips?