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Old 01-10-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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ROTFL. Plant anything edible and my front yard and between rabbits, squirrels, and deer, it's gone in no time.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The idea has merit but I'm too lazy to do such a thing.

[grass is easier to maintain]
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I had a neighbor (she moved back to Boston, unfortunately) who really had a green thumb. One year, I think as an experiment, she planted a cherry tomato plant next to the set of stairs--with a wrought-iron railing--at the sidewalk. She used the railing to support the plant. I don't think anyone bothered it. I wouldn't have noticed it at all, until one day as I was walking home from work, there was a little neighborhood gathering at her house, and while talking about neighborhood happenings, everyone was snacking on the tomatoes.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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I had a neighbor (she moved back to Boston, unfortunately) who really had a green thumb. One year, I think as an experiment, she planted a cherry tomato plant next to the set of stairs--with a wrought-iron railing--at the sidewalk. She used the railing to support the plant. I don't think anyone bothered it. I wouldn't have noticed it at all, until one day as I was walking home from work, there was a little neighborhood gathering at her house, and while talking about neighborhood happenings, everyone was snacking on the tomatoes.

suburbanites that are actually socializing and interacting with their neighbors? I'm shocked.
that's pretty amazing.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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suburbanites that are actually socializing and interacting with their neighbors? I'm shocked.
that's pretty amazing.
What makes you think Youngstown is a suburb?
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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What makes you think Youngstown is a suburb?

maybe it isn't, I don't know. but the thread is about growing gardens on your front yard, so unless specifically stated otherwise I'm assuming we're talking about the 'burbs where there are a lot of big front yards.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Youngstown isn't a suburb, though it is made up primarily of SFHs on smaller lots.

I was addressing those who were worried that their front yard crops would be stolen.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:17 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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suburbanites that are actually socializing and interacting with their neighbors? I'm shocked.
that's pretty amazing.
Why do you think suburbanites don't socialize? My neighborhood is very "socialist". The neighborhoods where I lived in "the city" were not. It stands to reason that in a stable neighborhood people can get to know each other better than in a neighborhood where people are constantly moving in and out, as in an area with a lot of renters, which is the case in a lot of city neighborhoods. Suburban neighborhoods tend to be stable. In fact, that is what they are sometimes criticized for.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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maybe it isn't, I don't know. but the thread is about growing gardens on your front yard, so unless specifically stated otherwise I'm assuming we're talking about the 'burbs where there are a lot of big front yards.
You also seem to be unaware of the fact that a lot of food can be grown in a very small space.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Why do you think suburbanites don't socialize? My neighborhood is very "socialist". The neighborhoods where I lived in "the city" were not. It stands to reason that in a stable neighborhood people can get to know each other better than in a neighborhood where people are constantly moving in and out, as in an area with a lot of renters, which is the case in a lot of city neighborhoods. Suburban neighborhoods tend to be stable. In fact, that is what they are sometimes criticized for.

I don't think people in urban areas socialize with their neighbors anymore than suburbanites do so I don't want to single out the suburbs but since the thread is about front yards that's who I was referring to. urban streets in North American cities are more walkable than in the suburbs but they still tend to be very congested with automobiles. urbanites don't like standing around talking to each other over the noise of heavy automobile traffic. so they tend to use the sidewalks and the streets strictly as a tool to get from point A to point B (by walking or driving) not as a social meeting place. using the streets as soical meeting places tends to tends happen in cities that have a lot of carfree pedestrian plazas and pedestrian-only streets and US cities are not at all known for their great public plazas and squares. the only well-known one I can think of is Times Square but again that is an area that caters primarily to the automobile and is notorious for its traffic congestion.
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