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Post  has55 on 3/9/2017, 10:48 am

new project. expanding my SFG to the front yard. laying the water lines out now. 



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Post  Ginger Blue on 3/9/2017, 12:39 pm

I think this is a great idea - something I'd like to do in the future, if I'm able to.  Unfortunately, many communities have banned vegetable gardens in front yards. Should I encounter such restrictions, I'll plan for an edible landscape in the front and save the beds for other parts of the property.

What are you planning to grow in these beds?  Do you have concerns about trespassers stealing your crops? Mad
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Post  has55 on 3/9/2017, 1:30 pm

What are you planning to grow in these beds?  still working on that.


Do you have concerns about trespassers stealing your crops? it ok if they do. I can't get my regular friends to get food from garden except once, maybe twice, if I'm lucky. They're condition to go to the grocer.
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Post  ralitaco on 3/14/2017, 10:01 pm

Wow that will be great! You could be the next Gangsta Gardener like Ron Finley. Razz
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Post  has55 on 3/19/2017, 12:19 am

update of progress.




close up the ground and it working. got my yard back.


I planned to cover the zone and the right of way with paper, compost and lastly mulched. 1/2 of zone facing the edge of right away, I will plant sweet potatoes. the other half, I will plant Malabar spinach. these vines will be trained to go over the right of way, thus creating color and food. 
within both zones, I will plant herbs, lantana, and some of the varity from John Kohler video below. these plants can take on texas 100 degrees weather like the sweet potatoes and Malabar spinach. 
I planned to design it so it doesn't look like food. I will grow okra, but not as a food, but as decoration. The key is having enough time to create a pleasant design. I can't use all the plants that john suggested, because it will be unattractive in the front yard, like the tree collar. We'll have a small square of okra in the SFG for eating.but it grown differently to make food versus decoration.


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/19/2017, 9:56 am

That's great, Has55! Like your water system!!

I want to partially expand into the front yard, but it will have to wait a bit. It will be a blueberry expansion, black/rasp/boysen berry area, & strawberries & herbs in a TT against the house. The TT will be one of those like Yolos has with the cutouts on the sides.
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