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Old 06-11-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Strawberries would add pretty color to the front yard, multiply quickly, easy to maintain and will grow in most climates.


We got a few this year but not a lot I think the birds got to them. Next year should be good.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Since you plan to develop an acre garden in the future, I recommend keeping your front yard low to no maintenance with wild edibles native to your location.

You wouldn't need raised beds unless you just wanted them. Depends on if you are going for a more formal, manicured look or more of a natural woodland look.
All excellent points in your post.

Raised beds are only necessary when soil is so lousy amending it won't work and you need to bring in a lot of new soil, when the gardener's orthopedic problems make a raised bed beneficial or for purely decorative purposes.

"Edible front yards" are a way to increase garden size when a city/suburban home has limited space. In a rural setting, it's probably better to keep the food plantings attractive to wildlife farther away from the house. (You may think the fawns are cute up close, but don't see the rodents scurrying about around their hooves.)

I moved from an urban setting to a rural one last year and now my outlook and attitude towards all those nifty little tips on "living green" have changed considerably, most no longer being applicable or efficient with so much natural habitat & conditions surrounding me.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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So we've ID the sunflowers they are Lemon Queens. The blooms are not as big as I was hoping for but they are very beautiful.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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What about blueberry and raspberry bushes?
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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What about blueberry and raspberry bushes?


We have some blueberry bushes might not get some raspberry until next year.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Updated pictures, everything is growing so fast love the soil here!
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:46 AM
 
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Rosemary makes a great evergreen. Lemon balm is pretty hardy. Lemongrass grows tall and you can use leaves and bottoms. Read on internet about plants you can resprout, such as celery, green onions, garlic, and more.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I have grown cucumbers on a garden trellis, green beans too. I planted parsley in with my annual flowers, its a real cute bushy looking plant. Plant something for the butterflies too.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:41 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I have tomatoes, sweet corn, butternut squash, onions, pinto beans, and cucumbers in my front yard. I live in a very pedestrian heavy neighborhood and get compliments from passersby nearly everyday while I am tending to my crop.

I would not choose to live in a neighborhood that prohibits attractive, lush, and delicious gardens.
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