But we're not discouraged...
Last night, with our small tomato harvest, we had our most local dinner to date: pasta with sauce made from tomatoes and basil from our patio and onions from my mom's garden 30 miles away. It was wonderful, but over dinner, the discussion found its way to disappointment in our little- to no-yield gardening efforts.
We decided that we need to know when to scale back. Neither of our patios gets much sun, so for the fall, we are going to narrow it down to ten or fewer containers with herbs and maybe, just maybe we'll try one other fall crop.
Someday, we'll have the space, not to mention available sunlight, needed for a high-yield garden, but right now we're content to work with what we have, and use the time and energy (and money) we save trying to plant crops of small-space veggies at the farmers' market!
How is your summer garden growing?