Front Yard Veggie Beds…

Mar 23, 2009

The newest addition to my ever expanding veggie garden. In addition to the two boxes we added to the back this past weekend, which filled up the remaining sunny real estate, we added three new beds to the front yard. The sun is plentiful up there and it seemed a shame to me there were no tomatoes growing in such a prime spot. Also transplanted a bunch of Iris pallida from the backyard to camouflage the concrete retaining wall on the edge of my yard.  It's obvious I'm not finished planting them yet, but they will contain an assortment of tomatoes, peppers, bush beans and maybe a dwarf bush zucchini. Photos of backyard beds to come...


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Mar 24, 2009
3:36 am

Looks awesome! Did you build them? I’d love to hear details and how handy you have to be to do these. I am pretty un-tool-savvy but I want beds without paying a fortune to have someone build them for me! Looking forward to seeing stuff come up in these!

Mar 24, 2009
12:20 pm

Love seeing your post. We’re still in the deep freeze here most days so it’s such a treat to see anything green outside. Wondered if you still manage a garden center? Our season is about to start so I hope to have time to keep seeing “your” progress thru your season.
Take care,

Mar 24, 2009
12:47 pm

We have identical boxes!

Leslie Halleck
Mar 24, 2009
4:40 pm

Hi Carole - Yes, I’m the GM for North Haven Gardens in Dallas. We are in full swing of Spring craziness here!

Leslie Halleck
Mar 24, 2009
4:46 pm

Hi Karen. I did build them with the assistance of my Husband. I use 2” thick untreated cedar and assemble them using 4” deck screws. So you need a pretty good, at least 18v, drill and a second pair of hands to hold things for you while you do that. Some hardwards or lumber supply places will go ahead and cut your would into all the pieces you need. I’ve done that several times. If not, you’ll also need a pretty good circular saw to cut the boards. Untreated cedar isn’t exactly cheap, but it will last a really long time. Let’s say you built one of the 12” x 4’ x4’ beds like I have in the photo. If you get untreated cedar from a lumber yard and have them pre-cut all the pieces for you, it will cost you around $80 bucks. Then you and a friend could put it together. I put down about 8 layers of newspaper inside the bed, then weedblock fabric. Then you’ll need about 16 cu ft of soil.

Leslie Halleck
Mar 24, 2009
4:47 pm

Hey ninja gardener…did you ninja my beds out of my yard? great minds…lol

Azenath Wright
May 02, 2010
9:35 pm

I live in a zero-lot property, so I have no side yard by house,just front yard and fenced back yard.I want to build some 3x3 beds on one side of my FRONT yard(width of yard,81/2)what is your thought on front yard gardens?

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