A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the bean plants that started growing in two very small pots on my kitchen counter. They flowered not long ago and today I noticed the bean to your left. There are about four of them on the plant, which is wandering all over the small space behind my sink.
While I’m not expecting a big crop, it just goes to show that no space is too small for a little gardening. In fact, I’ve seen a couple of pole bean varieties that are marketed for container gardens. (Apparently, beans have a shallow root system.) On a balcony with pots, you could grow tomatoes, herbs, beans, cukes — the possibilities are endless. The Texas Extension service suggests several varieties that work well in containers, or check out my friend Penny’s earlier container gardens.