This year New Jersey has seen an increase in people looking to grow their own food. With the virus keeping us at home and grocery stores being empty of some food items, it’s no wonder people want to supplement their food with a vegetable garden.

Even if you live in a tiny apartment, you should be able to grow some plants. In addition to typical houseplants, certain herbs, fruits, and vegetables can thrive in an apartment garden. Start with just a few containers as you hone your gardening skills. Factors, such as access to sunlight and the sheer weight of your containers, need to be taken into consideration. Here’s how to start your apartment garden off right.