If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space at your city dwelling, now is a great time to start thinking about planting a vegetable garden. Going the green-thumb route to supply you with your leafy greens, can be affordable, sustainable, and therapeutic. Gardening just might be the cathartic activity you need, to lessen the effects that the concrete jungle can have on an individual.
In North America, most people traditionally plant vegetable gardens in their backyards. In recent years, however, there has been a shift to front yard vegetable gardening, and small space plots. City dwellers are looking to have the benefits of a garden space too, just as their country-counterparts do. It’s become an increasingly available option for everyone, and well worth considering.
It makes sense: firstly it can be a beautiful display of sustainable living on your front porch or front yard space, and secondly – depending on the direction that your home or condo faces – it might make much more practical sense, and be your only option to use your frontal space.
As long as it is neat and attractive, and you understand how to keep your concrete plot hydrated with organic matter such as bark mulch, a vegetable garden can be a feasible and interesting focal point, and a nice change from boring old grass or plain pavement.
With that in mind, here’s some front yard gardening inspirations we discovered from around the web. One thing we consistently saw on these sites, was the use of mulch based products to maintain hydration for these types of projects in particular.
1. This demonstration garden from Popsugar.
2. A made-over front yard vegetable and herb garden courtesy of Shirley from Eden Makers.
3. A traditional garden, from the Brickman Group, in the French style that contains fruits, berries, herbs, cutting, and vegetable garden.
So don’t be shy. If you have a desire to grow a garden but don’t feel you have the space, Triple Five Quality Wood begs to differ. We know that concrete can provide the platform from which to grow on, so long as you have the topsoil, time, and desire we can help you achieve your vegetable garden aspirations!