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It's planting time again! This year I'm very limited on time so I think that instead of trying to plant a big garden I will throw some lettuce seeds, cucumbers, and tomato plants in my flower garden to fill in the spaces. Why not? It's nice greenery and true to the "green" environment. Herbs can also have a fragrant smell. I like the stevia that smells like licorace. Fresh picked herbs can be added to your sauces. You can also mix some vegetable types with your hanging baskets or planters. A nice conversation piece when the company comes.
If you are still not convinced that gardening is for you this article mentions blueberries, strawberries, and herbs which can come back year after year and have very little maintenance and lots of good eating. Don't forget grapes and rhubarb for pies (the leaves are poisoneous to many animals.)
A trip to the garden center of your favorite store can give you lots of ideas. Gardening can be a wonderful family activity or a private getaway. Here are some more articles to get your started. Be sure and look at the photos and you'll be convinced:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UDebM4zAdE This one is a how-to video.