Beautiful Ways to Grow Your Own Food

Just because you don’t have a big back yard doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own food, and there are lots of reasons that you should be. There so many beautiful and creative ways to produce at least some of your food in your own back, or front, or side, yard.

Every great design requires ‘negative space’ to bring it alive. In a garden that can be the lovely, plain greenery offered by veggies! When I was a kid, my mom often planted her lettuce and other veggies amongst the flowers.

I adore this gorgeous formal urn full of chives, lettuce and nasturtiums. I always grow nasturtiums as they are gorgeous, edible and they attract hummingbirds.

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I also love these wattle raised beds, made out of willow. They look like giant baskets full of herbs and veggies. As you can see, this isn’t a very big yard and look at all those herbs!

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And this rain-gutter garden would be awesome in a small side yard, or for those who struggle to bend down.


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Lack of space is not a reason to refrain from growing at least a little bit of your own fresh produce bringing ‘Living Feng Shui’ right to your own back yard!

Do you grow your own food? What are your favorites? Comment below, I’d love to hear what you are growing this summer.

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  • Lucy Story May 8, 2017, 3:47 pm

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  • Chris Koper September 8, 2013, 3:32 pm

    Hello Mia, I am a neighbor of Munira’s. I have done quigong a little, but have been very busy in the last few years designing and building a community garden at the West Hillhurst Community Association. I would love to have you come out sometime and see it, see if there is anything you would change to he;p the feel of the gardens and possibly teach a feng shui class of some sort there?! Any interest? I love the pictures I have just looked at for small yards and do an article in our community news letter monthly. Perhaps we could mention you and some tips?

    • Mia September 8, 2013, 3:49 pm

      Hi Chris,
      I LOVE community gardens, and I’d love to see yours in Hillhurst. I’m sure we could definitely come up with a way to work collaboratively! You can email me directly at and perhaps we can meet in the garden?


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