Some gardening images My family has 3 rather large gardens (40' x 40', 25' x 90' and 30' x 50'). We grow as much food as we have time to eat or to put up for the winter, along with some extras to give away to family and friends. I also have a small flower bed near the house, but am most strongly drawn to the practical aspects of gardening (i.e., I like to grow plants that I can eat. And zinnias.).