Something the Rabbit Saint (Rabbits' Guy from A Houseful of Rabbits) said reminded me that I really should publish a list. Here is everything I'm growing on my porch. Not everything has come up from seed yet, but it will (!). Seeing this all at once, it is quite amazing how much food you can grow in so little space, and in pots, no less.
I was thinking about the economics of all this last night- because my husband and I eat low on the food chain (vegetarian), we eat locally, and cook from simple ingredients (little to no processed food- are tortilla chips processed food?) we spend about $30.00 average per week on food. We spend less in the summer because of the garden at our back door, more if we need something like a gallon of olive oil. Eggs and bread come from a farmer we know (best eggs and bread ever!), pastured butter comes from the health food store. In the winter we live mainly on cabbage soup, carrots and potatoes from the Farmer's Market.
And all told, we've probably spent $1200.00 over the last 3 years on gardening equipment, pots, books, and tools. Not bad, huh?
Bionda Di Lyon
Green Bibb Buttercrunch
Black Seeded Simpson
Mesclun Spicy Mix
Mesclun Salad mix
Green Romaine Claremont
Rossa A Foglia Riccia Da Taglio
Japanese Black Trifele
Mini Chocolate Bell
Round of Hungary
Scarlet Runner Beans
Yellow Gold Rush Zucchini
And a few non-edible flowers, just because I like them--
Cramer's Celosia, Hollyhock, and Four o' Clock.