Let me first give you a rundown of the edible goodies already growing in our wild and verdant backyard. There are: potatoes, flax, peaches, plums, tangerines, oranges, lemons, almonds, pumpkins, some other kind of nut tree, and cherry tomatoes. These were all here when we moved in, mostly thanks to the previous tenants (and our dear friends) the Embry family.
I turned over a small plot of land and planted some seedlings that I had sprouted on our windowsill. I planted zucchini, spinach, arugula, mesclun, wax beans, jalapenos, red peppers, and more tomatoes.
Unfortunately... they aren't doing so well. But on a happier note, the pre-existing yard tomatoes have migrated and are THRIVING.
Here is an example of my sprouted, planted, and nurtured tomatoes:
Kinda sad, huh? Now, here is the colony of rogue tomato plants taking over our yard:
Very happy and healthy. Thriving amongst the weeds. And here is one of the many monster artichokes:
So, maybe I don't have a green thumb. Luckily for me, Mother Nature is my gardener.