I am going to be upfront and say that my husband has more the green thumb between the two of us. Although I am the one that cooks the majority of our meals. We like to think of each other as a team.
At my husband's grandpa's farm he has a large garden that he tends to throughout the summer. But we also have a small patch directly behind our house in town. Like I said, it is small. The great thing is we can check it daily and our little boy likes to help water it and eventually eat straight from the garden.
Our next best solution? Add potted plants. We have collected a lot of mismatch pots over the years so I actually enjoy the variety of sizes and colors we now have sitting in our backyard. Variety is the spice to life.