Front yard gardening
Back in late February when everybody was complaining that it was cold and too early to garden, we started gardening in our front yard.
For some reason, every thinks you have to wait until May to start the garden. I always say I've already got my peas and beans and spinach in ground, then I hear some unsolicited advice about how it will freeze, and then I ignore it. We always start a spring garden full of cold weather vegetables, both in the fall and the spring, which extends our gardening enjoyment by two months on both sides of the winter.
This year's spring garden is in our front yard.
I know, it's kind of low-brow to garden in your front yard. But, there are chickens in my backyard who will devastate anything green, or red, or purple, that they can get their little beaks into. We're working on fencing a backyard garden space for the summer garden. Since our neighbors seem rather hoity-toity retired lawyers and such, we thought it a good idea to make our front yard garden as visually appealing as possible.
Also, I gotta confess that this actually not my garden. It's entirely the effort of my hubby. I'm in charge of another front yard space that I filled with Colorado wild flowers. If it isn't edible, he's not interested, but together we make a pretty nice potager. Also, I'm in charge of harvest storage.
He's also interested in square foot gardening which uses raised beds to produce the biggest yields of vegetables in small spaces. Here he planted cabbages, bok choy, broccoli and cauliflower in his first raised bed. Just next to that are four decorative pots filled with early girl tomatoes. We're taking a chance the last freeze is over. If not, they can easily be moved inside.
And, right outside the front door, he made another box just for me filled with kitchen herbs. They say you should always plant herbs with easy access.
I'm really loving this piece of our yard right now. I think it's front yard appropriate but still very functional. Can't wait to show it again when I'm eating peas and tomatoes and you'all are just getting started.