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By: Prince Of Petworth | 18 June 2012 10:02 PM | 31 Comments
It looks nice enough now, but I’m not a big fan of front yard vegetable gardens. They just aren’t attractive throughout the growing season, and they don’t engender a nice streetscape.
I disagree. I think it’s an excellent use of limited space. Frankly, I think many city residents are overly dependent on the ability to purchase imported food. If there were a real crisis, the limited food supply would cause problems.
Walked by this Sunday evening. I’m pretty sure it’s yellow #2 which is field corn, which is inedible. Hope they’re not expecting sweet corn. Looks like there might be some squash in there, too?
Sounds like you’ve done some corn detasseling in your life…
You must be from Iowa/the Midwest if you know about detasseling! Thankfully that is a job I managed to avoid.
As an Iowa native, I am definitely a sweet corn snob. Nothing from VA or MD can touch the sweet, yellow-y goodness of Iowa-grown corn!
As someone who lived in MD until I was ten and then in Iowa till after college, I say you’re full of it.
But Go Hawks! nonetheless
You’re definitely right about Iowa corn being the real deal! And for anon, who seems to disagree and claims to have lived in Iowa: “Go Hawks”? Uh, that reveals quite a bit about his/her knowledge of the state of Iowa.
Um, we often refer to the Hawkeyes as “the Hawks.”
Now I’m the one with pie on my face. Elza, you have educated me about the use of “the Hawks.” I come from a Hawkeye family (my dad and a few of his siblings did their undergraduate work there), and my parents are natives of the state. However, the only thing I’ve known or ever heard in my family is “the Hawkeyes.” Perhaps this is because I (I admit it) am totally oblivious about their sports/athletic programs. haha.
You should try Silver Queen grown in Maryland. It just might make you change your mind!
I would just like to add: yay Iowa! Yay detassling! Right of passage.
How about Walkin the Beans?
Are you sure? Why would someone plant field corn in a garden?
And mm! Doggie urine!
Maybe the person who lives there is a transplant from a farm state who misses home? I think it’s cool.
i wouldn’t say i LOVE it but i like it, a lot. its different and at least they are putting effort into their yard which cannot be said for the majority of homes
Farm subsidies have clearly gone too far!
This could be an excellent next project for the Dupont Circle group (Hanks Bar haters) that loves to protest. They could argue that unless this property is zoned for agriculture the corn must be removed.
LOL!!! I agree. That bunch of busy bodies needs to get a life!
While not immediately in front of my house, I do have a vegetable garden in my side yard which fronts onto a street, and I too have planted corn this year (sweet corn). I like gardening and growing some portion of my own food, and this was the only green space I had that gets enough light for a sustainable garden. I hope folks don’t think it’s an eyesore, and that ppl appreciate it as much as they would a flower garden. If I have more than enough corn, maybe I’ll give some to PoP for free
i say keep on truckin. It’s the city and sometimes you have to be creative with the outdoor space that’s available
I definitely appreciate vegetable gardens as much as, if not sometimes more than, flower gardens! I think for both, it’s more about keeping them well-tended and not overgrown with weeds that’s important.
The title should be, “Is this Heaven? No, it’s Petworth!”
Pretty sure that’s the set from the Walking Dead.
I can’t wait for reports of Malachi sightings in this yard!
Yea, I’m with JM. I can’t STAND seeing that the food I eat everyday actually grows in nature. Why not make room for more street parking?
Thanks for the intelligent reply. Next…?
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