Vegetable Garden TOUR! Our Backyard Container Garden In New York | Lucie Fink

Vegetable Garden TOUR! Our Backyard Container Garden In New York | Lucie Fink

STARTING AN AT-HOME VEGETABLE GARDEN | CONTAINER GARDEN TOUR! Thank you to Fabletics for sponsoring today’s video! Head to and become a VIP to get any 2 bottoms (leggings, shorts, joggers, etc.) for $24 now!


Over the past few months, I’ve been going back and forth between my parents’ home (my childhood house) and Michael’s parents’ home. Whenever I would come to my parents’ house, I found myself BEGGING my mom to start a garden. I was itching to grow my own food and take care of plants (I miss my NYC plants 😢 )! I am also the type of daughter who’s constantly trying to improve her parents’ health!

Well, THEY FINALLY DID IT! This is a tour of my mom’s New York backyard container garden. It’s our first time doing this, so we’re not sure if we’re doing everything correctly, but the plants seem to be thriving and we’ve been eating a lot of the food! With a little help from my friend Maria over at Bloom and Grow Radio, we feel like we’re on the right track.

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We didn’t have a good place to plant the garden in our backyard (the space was already taken up, and we didn’t want to have to build an enclosure to keep the animals out). Without a fenced in space in the yard, the food would have been eaten pretty quickly. So, instead of creating a gardening bed from scratch, we decided the best place to put the plants was on our back porch in POTS. If you remember from one of my recent videos, a stray cat has taken a liking to my parents. We named her Missy and she basically lives on my parents’ porch. They feed her and brush her and are basically her owners now.

Having Missy is a total game-changer because she protects our entire container garden. She spends most of her time on the porch and keeps other animals away, so thus far we haven’t had any animals eating the veggies!

In this video, I dive into our beautiful vegetable garden tour where you can see that we are growing vegetables like tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, celery, cucumber, romaine lettuce and squash, as well as all kinds of herbs like thyme, basil, parsley, cilantro and more. When our vegetables began to grow and we were able to harvest these fresh organic foods at our house, cooking became so much more fun! I now run out to the garden for some fresh veggies and herbs at lunch and dinnertime, instead of jumping into my car to head to the grocery store!

My brother has also started pickling our cucumbers, so we have homemade pickles now, too! The garden has grown so much since I shot this video, so be sure to follow my Instagram account for more updates as time goes on.

My mom and I love gardening together! It might seem intimidating at first to learn how to grow vegetables at home, especially in containers or pots on your back porch…but the work is so rewarding! And if we’ve realized anything, it’s that this is just a game of trial and error. If something doesn’t work, you can always do it differently next time.

It’s so crazy to see that these beautiful vegetables started out as little seeds that we got for free at Stop & Shop! All that we really needed to invest in to start this garden was some soil and organic compost…and now our garden is thriving and our little veggies are doing great!

Comment below with any gardening tips you have and let me know if you want more videos like this one! I am so grateful that, for my job, I can pick up new hobbies and share them with you.

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  1. Neha Kawde on August 11, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Very beautiful your backyard and you

  2. JustMeHere XX on August 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Good morning!!! Have a great day everyone ❤️

  3. Alyssa Goodness on August 11, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    I love my little garden too! I love the idea of connecting to the earth and fueling my body with all the fresh produce!

  4. Marion Waithera on August 11, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Lucy I need to show you something I follow you at Instagram and Facebook

  5. StellaDisgrace on August 11, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    No way!!! We planted a garden a while ago, and our squash and cukes are ready, as well as radishes!!! We are still waiting on lots of others tho, +a pineapple!!!! Ur such an inspiration. Thanks for the positivity <3

  6. Claudia Vasquez on August 11, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Love the garden and your hair too! Whats your hair routine ? Please share

  7. Izy Marie on August 11, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for being so inspiring and making such good videos! Love ya always -xoxo

  8. meagin S on August 11, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    It’s have a container garden too! We have some herbs and tomatoes and it has been so wonderful growing our own food this spring/summer. Love these plant videos!!

  9. Anastasija Savic on August 11, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I love your videos, you always can see quality and effort

  10. Hannah Paterson on August 11, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Hey Lucie! I love all of your vlogs and you have been such a source of inspiration for me! You always do such an amazing job! Your garden is so adorable and yes it really can be like an experiment sometimes. Especially if you use compost. Lol my boyfriend and I have been gardening and composting together for a while. We actually have a random tomato plant that sprouted from a tomato we must have added to our compost pile. Something about eating food from your own garden makes it so much better tasting. It’s that sweet hint of pride in every bite haha. Btw your cat Missy is adorable!! Black cats that come to your house on their own valision are sign of good luck and prosperity!! I found this out because I too have a black cat that came to our house and is now a part of our family.

  11. ahealthyblueprint on August 11, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    YES!!! One of the best ways to encourage a lifestyle shift with people who are hesitant to change (maybe a barrier is lack of knowledge or thinking it will be too much work to implement) is to set it up for them and help them get going! Of course this is not the principle of "teach a person to fish and you’ll feed them for a lifetime" but you’ve gotta start somewhere x)

    Great job encouraging your parents to life more healthily Lucie <3

    – Belinda @ahealthyblueprint

  12. TT - 09ZZ 981404 Rick Hansen SS on August 11, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Why do you look so old then before

  13. Every Day's a School-Day on August 11, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Where I live (on the Isle of Wight in south England) during lockdown we have created a community called Green Island Veg Economy (G.I.V.E). People leave their spare seedlings, plants and seeds outside their houses on little stations, they post to the Facebook Group when they are available, and folks come and collect them. It’s entirely money free and for everyone. The Facebook page has also become a source of learning. The experienced gardeners give advice to the newbies. Literally hundreds of people where I live have transformed their gardens, which were mostly just grass, into amazing productive spaces. It has supported many folks through lockdown and boosted mental and physical health across the island!

  14. zaira on August 11, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Hey Lucie! I started water coloring thanks to you and now I love it 😀

  15. Mari’s Garden & Kitchen on August 11, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Hi Lucy! I have a garden in NYC and I would love to connect!

  16. wijaya channel on August 11, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    i like this vidio ..because my father is farmer…this vidio’s always the best

  17. Kenzie Bailey on August 11, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    My husband and I are moving out of our tiny town house into a house with a yard soon and I am SO excited to start gardening. Between you, LeighAnnSays, and a few others I follow, i’m going to have the best garden in the universe.

  18. Martha Calvillo on August 11, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    I loveed this video, I’ve tried in the past with vegetable gardens but haven’t followed up, you encouraged me to start again. Thank you for showing this!

  19. Jessica Krupp on August 11, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Love that your parents got on board with gardening. You have great parents! Hope it all works well for them.

  20. VibingClips on August 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I love your channel so much!!!

  21. CxrlyPxrl on August 11, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Lucie!♡

  22. Ivory Lynn on August 11, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    This is amazing growth! Once I get a big deck space (moving soon) this is exactly what I envision!

  23. Faith Ann on August 11, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    This is like the best timing! I’m just staring my potted garden!!!

  24. Danny Danny on August 11, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Green Thumb

  25. walkingexercise5 on August 11, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Great video! I am learning about gardening! Question: Do you have a day that you focus on gardening like Saturday or do you do some garden tasks throughout the week? Thanks!

  26. nonye04 on August 11, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Love the idea of starting your own garden. Any tips on how to keep animals away from your garden for those of us w/o a kitty as neighbor watch,lol

  27. Okaefine - Christine Kae on August 11, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    You’re such a cutie. Loved your Adobe Master Class!

  28. Drive Thru Tours on August 11, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Would you do another gardening video this summer?

  29. Andrew Williamson on August 11, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Wow, I got the same box of seeds when I was shopping at Stop & Shop and I grew those plants as well!

  30. Erin Kubik on August 11, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I commented this another time, but I would love to see Lucie do a book haul / book recommendations as she mentioned she has been trying to read more and book recommendations are really helpful for me and inspiration to try and read because I wanna read what Lucie reads lol!!

  31. Ervin's Movie Corner on August 11, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Great new video and Happy Weekend, Lucie!❤️❤️

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  33. Faith Bassey on August 11, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Gardening seems like a fun activity