We did a lawn removal project at our house just to show how easy and productive a small front yard garden can be.
Finished garden before planting
Removing the lawn, with some friends, it took a few hours
Over the summer we had several rounds of planting starting with seeding lettuce and greens while we started the tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, and eggplants in the garage under grow lights. We planted them out in May.
Summer squash growing with tomatoes and corn
We also planted genovese basil and tulsi basil. Lots of pesto came from a small block of basil plants. We also grew several types of chili peppers for salsa, onions and tomatoes. So much food!
The prize of the garden in my view was the Hopi Blue Corn, not much for eating but enough to plant out a large patch for next year.
Seed corn for next season
Three types of onions grown from seed
Much gratitude to all the friends who helped prepare, plant, harvest and enjoy this amazing food. I am promoting the lawn removal process, we have a subsidy now in Ashland .75c a sq ft. The fall is a great time for sheet mulching, makes it so easy. Contact me for more details.