Why limit yourself with a single vegetable garden with only the expected plants? Try planting a creative themed garden of vegetables and herbs grouped by their special uses. You are only limited by imagination so make gardening even more enjoyable by getting creative.
Plant a salsa garden. If you love salsa then you might want to plant a special garden to satisfy your cravings for spice. Fill this garden with a variety of tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro and anything else that you like in your salsa.
Plant a stir fry garden. If you enjoy your veggies in a fresh stir fry try growing a garden that will help you satisfy your cravings. Grow your favorite stir fry ingredients, like Chinese cabbage, pac choi, snow peas, garlic, scallions, and anything else you fancy.
Plant a greens garden. Salad lovers, and those that just like greens as a major part of their diet might enjoy this garden. You can grow a colorful garden filled with vibrant colors and varied textures with plants like spinach, lettuce, corn salad, Swiss chard, parsley and endive. Again, the options are vast.
Plant a historically accurate Native American garden. Try growing the corn, squash and pole bean that the Native Americans were growing in early America. This would be a great family project if the children in the family were given the task to do some research and help decide what to plant.
Plant a pizza garden. Another great garden to do with children. Plant tomatoes and other family favorite toppings and ingredients like garlic, peppers and onions. If you have the space and time you can make this even more fun by making this garden round and separated into triangular sections, like pizza slices.
While any of these gardens can become an entire garden bed, it is not necessary. All that you really need is a corner you garden or a raised bed. Utilizing a small-space block garden, containers or growing with a trellis or teepee are all ways to help limit the space you need. However, regardless of what and how you decide to garden always consider the spacing requirements for each of your plants.