Garden 2009: What Are You Growing?

It's June! Are you gardening this year? From the fire-escape herb pots to the square-foot gardens, we want to hear all about your adventures in food gardening. We're focusing on the outdoors this month across all our sites, in fact, and starting this Wednesday we're going to be featuring all of our readers' outside spaces. So gear up now: what does your great outdoors look like?

For now, we'll just start by asking you: what are you growing?

I went slightly garden-mad this year. After years and years of apartment living, with scarcely a pot of basil to call my own, I am in a full house this year with a real yard. It's a small house, and a small yard, but it's my own little slice of dirt, and that is heavenly. So, like I said, I went a little crazy on seeds — heirloom tomatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, herbs galore, parsnips, carrots, kale, chard...

We have just a few raised beds, but even a small raised bed can give you a huge bounty by summer's end. There's a peek at my seeds above, which I hope carry me through at least two summer seasons and this winter, too. (Planning on cold-frame planting in the winter; I'll let you know how it goes!)

OK, your turn. What are you growing this year? Are you planting a backyard garden? Or a pot or two of tomatoes? Tell us!

Related: Ready for Spring: Are You Planting a Kitchen Garden?

(Image: Faith Durand)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.