If you've never raised food before, start small, with just a few containers of your favorites. Or fill window boxes with herbs and lettuce, fast and willing growers.
'Lolla Rossa' lettuce is as pretty as it is tasty. 'Lolla Rossa' Lettuce:
Planted tightly, this cut-and-come-again lettuce will keep producing until frost. The tightly crinkled rose-colored leaves of this Italian heirloom can pull double duty as an ornamental in a planting bed. Grows up to 15 inches tall and 6 inches wide; requires about 55 days to mature. Zones 4-9