I love to garden, when I have time....BUT, since I live at the lake house in the summer, I do NOT have much space. So, here at this house, I have a very small lot, spit in two by the road. On the lake side, I have 3 small "green areas". They average about 200 sq ft each, and we also have grass, bushes, etc, as well as a pondless waterfall. WE are truly specialists is using every square inch, inside and out. I have flowers (climbing roses (use the height) clematis, hydrangea, and a bunch of perennials in beds as well as pots, and plant my veggies and herbs among them as accents. I have several lettuces, including Romaine, which I cannot eat fast enough, tomatoes, cherry and regular slicing, mint, Stevia, Lavender, Basil (2 kinds) dill, Cilantro, Eggplant, celery, a few corn, blueberries, and several kinds of peppers-Ancho, traditional green, and jalapenos, as well as cucumbers. That is just on one side of the street, since that is where all the water (lake as well as city water service) is.
Across the street, is where we park, so much of it is grass. I do, however, have beds on the perimeter. The south side has many trees, so watering is tough. That is mostly Hostas, with dill, lettuce and tomatoes in a couple pots. On the other side I have red raspberries, which look to be having an "off year", thanks to me cutting them back too much last fall. I also have a couple tomatoes and celery there, but the don't get enough sun, I think. I also have a small bed with Zucchini, more cukes, cauliflower(a failed experiment) as well as a couple broccoli and brussel sprouts, which I never seem to have luck with, but what the heck. Many folks have no idea it is all there.
I have fun with it, it is really manageable, and is enough for me, my kids down the street, and a few neighbors.
My hubby lives in Va most of the time, and he has the raised beds, as well as his earth boxes. He had no intention of planting the raised beds, and thought he would just stick to the boxes on the deck, but got roped into a real garden by the adult kids who help him, since they live in townhouses....They always bring me some when they visit. I am very jealous of his extended season tho-wish I could get another couple months come fall.
I will have to try and get some pics tomorrow. I am somewhat jealous of the space some of you have, altho, mine is easy to keep, and I wouldn;t can them anyways.
I can always live vicariously through my BO who has 300 acres....more than enough.