Growing up in a house on a ¼ acre section with lots of room to play is a fast fading memory for many young New Zealanders.
And what of the days of eating sweet juicy tomatoes, fresh peas in the pod, crunching on freshly picked lettuces or raiding the strawberry plants for those luscious sweet red strawberries.
How we treasure those memories and wish we could recreate them on the balconies of our apartments or the patios of our townhouses.
You can grow your own lettuces, tomatoes, strawberries and other edibles on balconies or patios. They will then be very handy to the kitchen when they are ready for you to pick and eat.
Askmumnow has lots of hints and tips to help you with your own small garden.