We have wanted to move our food growing operation to the front yard ever since we removed the two trees which kept our front yard in almost constant shade during the growing season. Now that I finished the flagstone path, it’s time to build a few more raised beds and move the farm to the front. I won’t go into the gory details of how I build my raised beds. Here’s a few photos of the process simply to prove that it indeed happened and I didn’t buy them somewhere.


After some staining to match our fence, we placed the beds in their new home.

One of these days I’ll remove the iron fence that stretches across our front patio (lower left corner) so we can use the flagstone steps I just put in. That way we have a straight path directly to the beds from our front door. See how I planned that? Not bad, eh?! “Oh you want salad for dinner, I’ll be right back.”

We didn’t bother re-staining the older raised beds…I’m kinda wishing we did now that I see the photo above.

*sigh* Inconsistency.

So, this years harvest will consist of:

  • arugula
  • chives
  • 2 kinds of eggplant
  • mesclun mix
  • mustard greens
  • kale
  • green beans (seed)

Hopefully our blueberry plants will do their thing. We bought two last year and they slept through most of the growing season. Such laziness will not be tolerated this year.