(Vegetable) Garden of the Day (Reader Submitted)

“They were taken on the Hill (C Street NE). There’s a bunch of different types of lettuce, chard, potatoes, squash and a few other veggies. I’m so impressed with what folks can do with a tiny patch in the middle of the city.”

Nice! If you know of a great garden (vegetable or otherwise) please send a couple photos with the neighborhood name to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com. I’m always eager to see the great tomatoes folks are able to grow. It might be time for a proper tomato growing contest this year?

5 Comment

  • Very cool. You should check out the garden plots in Ledroit Park

  • Hmmm… I hate to be a curmudgeon but I’m hoping that putting vegetable gardens in the front yard doesn’t become a trend. I love the ornamental plantings and flowers that complement DC’s rowhouses. Vegetable gardens, while useful and tasty, aren’t usually that attractive.

    • I’m the opposite: I love seeing people make use of their limited outdoor space, and I find edible plants attractive in their own way in that they contribute to your own well-being instead of just eye candy for passers by. Ideally there would be room for flowers as well, but if you only have a postage stamp front yard do whatever floats your boat. Anything is better than brown patchy grass or a lazy rock garden.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Love it!

  • Are these types of gardens (as opposed to raised beds) more likely to produce plants with high lead levels, given the proximity to 100-year old buildings? Is there an easy way to test the soil prior to planting?

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