So how does one get started with growing fruits and vegetables at home? There are a few elements to consider. First, how much space do you have available. One site that is helpful for determining what is best suited to your lifestyle and needs is the Better Home and Garden's overview of container gardening and full blown vegetable gardens. Once you decide whether to grow your produce in containers, raised beds, or some other medium, you will want to determine what grows well in your region. And last but not least, what vegetables do you enjoy eating.
At the end of the day, growing fruits and vegetables is about having fun. I wish I could say that our garden yields enough to feed us. Unfortunately, it only covers a small fraction of our produce consumption. As such, I am ever so grateful for the grocery store down the street. If anything, I have developed a true appreciation for all the work that goes into getting those pretty fruits and vegetables from the field to the store.