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Would You Turn Your Front Yard Into a Garden?

I've told you about Edible Estates, a program that transforms sod lawns into vegetable gardens. This demonstration garden was shown at the Chelsea Flower Show. Would you consider doing the same?


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
talrocks talrocks 8 years
absolutely... if i had the time
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 8 years
No, because I like to garden in private. I don't want people driving by to look at what I'm doing or come up and steal any of my efforts!
tarall10 tarall10 8 years
My front yard is all garden already! It's a lot easier to take care of (no mowing - and no weeding with mulch) and so pretty. I don't have any veggies, but would definitely consider putting them in, if it didn't ruin the aesthetics of the house.
kia kia 8 years
there are so many attractive ways to arrange gardens as landscaping
mehollowell mehollowell 8 years
I would if my backyard was grassy.
Phil Phil 8 years
It's the most ethical option for those that have lawns. It would be far more productive than having a strictly ornamental lawn as it provides food for the family, cutting thousands of miles out of the food production cycle of the average person. Ornamental lawns, grass lawns do nothing more than provide aesthetic appeal and waste large amounts of water--a resource becoming increasingly scarce, even in the developed world--with minimal gains. The act of tending to a lawn garden would also give ample opportunity to interact with neighbors, strengthening the bonds of the local community. It also comes with the same perks tending to a backyard garden gives--it's a fine way to get exercise, increasing overall health; it gives you a sense of the type of work that goes into an agricultural system that has been a staple of the human race for many thousands of years--an agricultural ecology that too many people are ignorant of; and a sense of pride in the soil and air and water, in the nature that nourishes the produce that nourishes us.
ManiMartinixo ManiMartinixo 8 years
No, but only because I'm not a huge fan of the outdoors and gardening and all that. My mother has done it though and it's very beautiful
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Front Yard: flowers & ornamental only! :flower: ; Back Yard: vegetables, etc. To answer the question, yes only if it was all flower gardens. You see it a lot in Europe.
Dana-Ann Dana-Ann 8 years
I like to mix my edibles with my ornamentals. A lot of ornamental plants make great companion plants for veggies (IE. marigolds keep the damaging bugs away from tomatoes, and garlic keeps them away from roses). Plus I love how many of my veggie plants look. There's nothing like snap peas climbing up the arbor.
monkeygirlm monkeygirlm 8 years
I turned my backyard into a food garden and if I had a proper front yard would do it there too. Veggies are not only edible but very beautiful. Roses have nothing on passionflower (fruit) and ruby chard!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I would as long as it did not compromise the aesthetics of my curb appeal.
expresso14 expresso14 8 years
I would if I could - the HOA takes care of the front yard.
elle-j elle-j 8 years
Yes, and my mother already english garden at that!
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