I love having a vegetable garden. I want to expand it. The only issue I have is that a vegetable garden requires regular attention. For that to occur, one needs to be home to do so. Mind you, I'm not complaining about my schedule, but it does affect my gardening.
So this year I put tomatoes into pots, planted some radishes, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, and garlic in the veggie garden. When I was gone for more than a couple days, family or friends were able to water the plants (thank you!).
Here are some pictures of the fruits of my labor in the garden.
The other night I made salad for dinner. I used freshly cut lettuce from the garden and tomatoes picked ripe off the vines. Aside from the bonus of saving on the food budget, it was so satisfying to be able to make a meal of food grown right at home.
When the timing is right, I will expand the garden and look forward to sharing the produce with friends, family, and food banks.