You don't need a lot of space to grow vegetables and herbs – just plenty of sun. If you have a spot that receives 6 to 8 hours of sun, you can enjoy at least a few fresh vegetables.
Some vegetables are attractive when worked into a flower garden. Parsley, Swiss chard, kale and most herbs can fit in just fine. Consider trellising a cherry tomato plant in the back of the bed. Even peppers and eggplants can be incorporated.
No flower bed? Do you have room for some containers on a sunny patio or deck? Small cherry tomatoes and bush-type cucumbers are fun to grow in hanging baskets.
Window boxes and hanging baskets can grow lettuce, chard, radishes, kale, or a variety of herbs. Larger containers can accommodate tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash and cucumbers.
Containers can be inexpensive things like five gallon buckets with holes drilled near the bottom for drainage.
For more information, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at 255-5522.