I have always lived in the suburbs but I will soon be moving to a small city apartment. I have found great ideas on Apartment Therapy to help me fit my life into a small space. But the part of my old life in the suburbs that I'll miss most is growing my own vegetables and keeping hens for fresh eggs. Does anyone have suggestions for growing some of your own food in a compact apartment? Thanks, Sally P.S. I live in Australia, so I can't get many of the products people mention, but the ideas are still great and wonderfully creative. lemongrass plant, although you practically need a lawnmower to keep it down once it gets going. We tried small tomatoes one summer too and they were a hit. Look for tomato varieties that are small, with small fruit. You will still need at least a five-gallon container for a tomato plant, though. We like the bush varieties with thick stems that don't need to be staked. Check out our Gardening Archive for more, including a three-step plan for starting your kitchen garden.