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Would You Replace Your Lawn With a Vegetable Garden?

A recent SFGate article notes that the 2009 trend of ditching seeded lawns in favor of veggie patches will likely continue in Spring of 2010. The article says, "According to November's Edible Gardening Trends Research Report sponsored by the Garden Writers Association, food gardening will continue to be big, with 37 percent of the households surveyed planning to expand their food garden this year."
While I haven't said goodbye to my entire lawn, a good portion of it is now reserved for gardening (as you can see from this picture). Would you consider replacing all or part of your lawn with a veggie garden?

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Lyv Lyv 7 years
I don't plan on living somewhere with lawn anytime soon, but growing your own food sounds pretty fun. Specially in like a rooftop or something.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
No I'd like both.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
I definitely want to try. I think it would be neat if everyone grew at least some portion of their daily edibles. Not to sound too preachy or goody, but it connects us all and I think that is lovely.
JennyJK JennyJK 7 years
Yeah, while a garden is a good idea, I think replacing your whole entire lawn with a garden is a bit much and your committing yourself to a whole heck of a lot of upkeep. It seems to me that most HOA's wouldn't approve of this so much either.
Sunflower-Sutra Sunflower-Sutra 7 years
My dad always had a big garden when i was growing up and now that he's retired he has a huge garden. It is unthinkable for me not to have a garden in my backyard, even if the yard is still buried underneath about a foot of snow. However, we're scaling back our garden a bit this year because we'll have a newborn and a 2 year old this spring to keep us busy.
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