Front-Yard Veggies

If you are planning to start a vegetable garden but doesn’t have enough space on their backyard, then a front yard can be a good option also. Learn the do’s and don’ts for growing a vegetable garden at your front yard.

t seems like everyone wants to grow vege­tables these days, but many home owners are reluctant to do so in their front yard, even when it happens to be the sunniest, most desirable spot. After all, vegetable gardens can get chaotic by the end of the growing season, and they tend to look stark and bare in the off-season. Front-yard veggie gardens, though, can be created that have multi­-seasonal appeal, such as the garden that I designed for Kristan and Ben Sias in Portland, Oregon.

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Kristan (photo right), an avid cook, had been growing edibles in a small, out-of-the-way corner of her front yard for years. The location’s size and limited sunlight prevented her from growing the amount and variety of food that she wanted. This new design and location, however, offers plenty of room for edibles—plus, a pleasing streetside view.

LET THE SPACE INSPIRE THE DESIGN

A front-yard vegetable garden requires as much attention and forethought as a highly visible ornamental garden, especially when space is at a premium. Start planning your layout by considering the shape of your space; employ curves, angles, and straight lines to create an efficient and artful design.

Read more: http://www.finegardening.com/front-yard-veggies

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