My neighbor- across the street- Art, approached me last year and asked me if I was interested in starting a garden/ food co-op in my own back yard. He would plant certain varieties in his yard, my next door neighbor would plant some in hers and so on. We would then share our crops accordingly. I thought that it was a good idea so, of course, I was in. Craig and I have been systematically removing our grass for years and seem to be running out of space. So,I have been eyeing my front yard recently and the grass is in jeopardy! But, what would I plant? A sea of carrots & beets (to keep the view clear for cars) surrounded by garlic and onions (to deter the rabbits)? A beautiful carpet of a variety of thyme? Or, should I go all out and plant determinate tomatoes? Peppers? Or, how about a fabulous pumpkin patch? Maybe in the fall we could all get together and have a pumpkin carving contest! But, what would the "other" neighbors think? The ones that aren't yet hip to the idea of growing your own food in your front lawn?? Apparently, I'm not the only one ridding of their front lawn and switching to edibles.Watch the video below.
Having a ball in the garden
3 days ago