A growing trend (puns always intended at Feng Shui By Fishgirl) in small NYC apartments is the concept of “Microfarming”. Not only are you benefiting from the pretty visuals that green plants bring to your decor, you’re growing edible nutritious greens. Check out the article link here for more info:
Are These the Tiniest Microfarms of Them All? New York City Artist Grows Food Inside Furniture : TreeHugger.
While you’re at it, check out Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden. Her idea for growing a salad garden behind a fence (see below) is delicious!