I'm growing two kinds of basil, three tomato plants (they are just starting to have little pea-sized green fruits on their branches!) and a sage plant on my 4th floor balcony. My first batch of pesto from my own basil plants is coming this weekend! I'll take pictures as well as pics of what I make with it -- planning on a veggie medley over pesto basmati rice, topped with crispy fried tofu. I may be growing some food on my balcony, but I have NOTHING on my mama, who not only gardens with a huge portion of her backyard but makes her own "ollas." They are porous clay pots that, when filled with water, slowly irrigate a garden. You can pour gray water recaptured from a sink into them without dumping a whole sink full of water on your garden at once!
Our garden is growing nicely this year. Tomatoes, bell peppers, chives, and a variety of lettuce. I'm also experimenting with more herbs this year, notably cilantro and basil (since we use those fairly often).
Got a bunch of arugula from the garden this weekend. Photos forthcoming. Started reading Eat on the Wild Side, which covers how we've bred out the nutrients from our vegetables over thousands of years of farming in the interest of taste and pace. Got me excited to be thinking about what I can grow from a dietary perspective.
I have recently grown a tomato. It's really more symbolic of the fact that I'm growing myself outside my comfort zone at a new job, in a new apartment, no longer in a relationship I was in for five years. I'm honoring that personal growth takes time, just like it takes time to grow our own food. Patience is key.