The best part of my grandmother’s vegetable garden was the fact that you could usually find something ripening at any time. Not everything was ready to be picked at the same time, though there were a few things that ripened all at the same time. I looked forward to the fresh lettuce, juicy cucumbers, and of course, there were the carrots. The vegetable garden was something that was a lot of work, but the results were well worth it. Though digging potatoes was a huge chore, it was also a lot of fun for me.
You may not have the room my grandmother had for her vegetable garden, and you may not need it. She canned a lot of her veggies for the winter months, but this is not very common any longer. In fact, if you just want to grow stuff for the satisfaction of doing so, you don’t need a lot of room for your vegetable garden at all. You will want to grow just a few of each veggie so that you can enjoy them when they ripen, but you won’t have to worry about a lot of it going to waste. If you find you have planted too much, remember neighbors, friends, and family may all enjoy a little of your homegrown veggies.