Joe is the Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post and is writing about his front-yard gardening experiences once a month in the weekend Travel & Leisure section. I visited his city garden this morning and was impressed by the great variety of herbs, flowers, and veggies growing in five raised beds and some containers. Joe is following the square foot method this year for ease of planning and planting.
He told me he’s been harvesting and eating lots of leaf lettuce. The bed in the rear (left top photo) is mostly shaded and should be perfect for mid-summer lettuce crops. I think the garden’s location is the coolest thing about it. Joe told me that people walking and driving by are curious. Maybe this attractive garden and the harvests to come will inspire new gardens in his neighborhood!