Last year, I went to my friend's house, her husband is an avid gardener. I was so impressed that he was growing okra, oranges, green chili, spinach, eggplant and many more in his little concrete backyard. He makes his own wooden pots and grew everything from seeds. While I was talking to him, he said: "if you have the land to grow, make use of it". His words really inspired me and I began my little project of converting my backyard to grow vegetables. Right now things that are in my garden- tomatoes, lemons, curry leaves, swiss chard, bell pepper, banana, eggplant. (These are older plants, that I have learned to manage) cabbage, cherry radish, beets, (these will be harvested in a month ) green beans, zucchini, cucumber, spinach, chayote, grapes, kiwi, strawberry ( newly planted) My main reason to start this thread is to encourage people to grow and also to pool ideas, wisdom on how to maintain, prune, harvest, ideas on what else to grow, tips and knacks on DIY's. Because I don't have gardening knowledge or about plants. I rely heavily on Google, my Gardner to tell me what to do. As its google, I cant ask questions and get a response. I need more of Q&A, to understand things to do and not to do. The Hardiness zone of my garden is 10A. My biggest non-supporter is my dog, who loves to eat all the veggies before I can pluck it, walks around young saplings. I need this special non-supporter to stay away from my veggies. I need ideas to keep her out as well. Pics on its way.