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There is something exciting about growing something edible. Your motivation may be to save some money, to have healthier food, or some other reason.
The first thing to do is make a list of what you and your family like to eat.Look through lists of what is edible that can be grown in your climate.One helpful book is Landscaping with Fruits by Lee Reich. Some of my favorite catalogs and online sites areRichters, Logee's, Raintree Nursery.
Some things to consider:
Are there any special requirements for growing these plants such as pH, amounts of sun or shade, pruning, severe pest problems?
Vegetables, fruits, herbs – even some not typically grown or known.
Research how to grow them, when to grow them, and options for purchasing seeds and plants.
Start with a few plants or a few different kinds of plants. Don't get overwhelmed by trying too much at once.
Many edibles can be grown in pots or small Square Foot Gardens so don't rule out the possiblity just because you don't have much space or your climate or soil pH isn't the best for inground growing.
I can help you with advice, information, or ideas.