Last summer when we designed our backyard, we reserved some beds on the side of the house for growing vegetables. I have never planted anything before in my life, so I wasn't sure how they would do. I was amazed at how easy it was. We planted them in the ground, set the sprinkler system and started eating in about a month! The next time around, I wanted to try to start with seeds, but when I kept putting it off, I figured it was better to buy little plants again. I'll get to the seed thing eventually, but in the meantime, this is working out well.
A few Saturdays ago I ripped out the old overgrown chard we had, went to the nursery and planted all these veggies in an afternoon. They cost me $35, including fertilizer, which is about one weeks produce bill and this will supply a couple months of veggies! Even if you just have a small space or a couple of pots, you should give it a try. There is nothing like a fresh picked salad!