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SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« on: April 02, 2011, 07:16:01 PM »
Last year was my first year working a garden and I did OK so this year I decided to start a garden in my front yard as well (front yard is much bigger and much easier to work with.   I live is So Cal and have a south facing yard with sun 100% exposure
 I have a couple of beds that were already there and I spent the last 6 months letting the compost and mulch work into my very sandy soil.



I also ran irrigation lines around my entire perimeter and walk way boarders.  I figured I can use my fence to run some trellis type veggies and the front part can shade lettuce and greens during the summer.




Along the walks way I am going to make 2ft tall beds...when I get around to it.


I also need to run the drip lines but for the time being I will just hand water.
I get my compost and mulch from my local recycle center that is suppose to be very good and people I meet there are pretty happy with the results they have been getting for years, so seeing that my budget is pretty tight I went the route.  I used it last year in my back yard with no problems.  So total invested so far is $60 for PVC and connections and a few days of hard work..

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 07:23:54 PM »
Looks like you got a good start on it.

I use the municipal compost as well.  I really like it, and it's pretty cheap.

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 07:52:33 PM »
If you live in my city it's free.  Every other Saturday they will fill the bed of your truck for $2.

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 12:29:17 PM »
Seedlings enjoying the sun

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 08:35:23 PM »
I like the way you are tucking stuff in along every edge- you can pick up a lot of square footage to garden this way.

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 09:38:30 PM »
should be fun.  I have noticed that birds are going to be a much bigger deal in my front yard then it is in my back....  They have picked at and ripped up a couple plants already.


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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 05:29:19 PM »
Doing some work in the back garden and seedlings so despite what the title says this is some of the goings on in my back yard.

Seedlings that I just transplanted into bigger pots from the tiny jiffy starter things.


My only bed that I have going right now...greens and onions


Finally!!!!!!! A real cabbage head growing..


Other side of the bed.  I kept the close line in there because for one the bastard who put it there put it deep with way too much concrete and I figured I may be able to use in the future for some kind of trellis support.


The question came up on the show of "How to keep dogs out of your garden"..This is what I built.


Container Snap Peas


Red cabbage head growing


Celery and Onions


Camera shy chickens..


She likes to lay on the eggs.....even though I tell her they will never hatch...she pecks.


My beds opened up..



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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 04:29:39 PM »
Got my drip in for the front yard.









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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 03:59:52 PM »
Update!!

Peppers, disc squash, artichokes

Sunflower

Chard I think

Pumpkin and Butter Nut
Water Melon

Cumbers

tomatoes

Black Krim...my babies..

zucchini

crooked neck

Lemon Cumber, strawberries, basil

peppers

tomatoes and peppers

running out of room..


Potato

onions peppers and tomatoes

Tomato

Peppers, onions and blue potato

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 04:17:17 PM »
You do alot in a little space.. good job!

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 12:13:52 AM »
Thank you!..I am finally starting to get a little confidence.   It also helps to be in zone 10a.  Before this winter I will have a green house.  It kills me to buy peppers...

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 08:47:08 PM »
You do alot in a little space.. good job!

Cedar


I agree. It looks like you are really taking advantage of your available land.

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 12:54:16 AM »
good job! I like your removable dog fence. i'll have to borrow that idea.

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 10:26:00 AM »
Have at it...If you have to buy chicken wire use the green vinyl stuff..holds up better and looks way better.

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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2011, 04:25:34 PM »
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Re: SECTER1's 2011 Front Yard Garden
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2011, 04:33:10 PM »
Nice......

Artichokes?- tasty