Hi, welcome to the team. Just an idea, since from what you say you have limited room for planting and want to raise lots of organic food, consider using fruit bushes and trees (blueberries etc) as landscaping.
I'm also a novice gardener just like most of you. I have a small side yard on the west side of my condo, and a north and south side that eventually will be filled with organic vegetables. This year I bought: One New Girl tomato plant for the topsy turvy planter (lots of watering), bare root asparagus that cannot be harvested for at least two years (2013), various herb plants, and some dwarf grey sugar snow peas. Most can tolerate small plating areas, and I plan to put them into the cement block cores that are along the fence line. Trying to blog more, and hopefully will include some pictures of the plants as they progress. Oh I forgot, the south area while small has some good growth coming from the flowers that are near my front door. Will post pictures later this week. Blog at you later!!
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