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Edible Landscaping, or: The Garden of Champions!

This looks like the beginning of a beautiful, bountiful harvest.

This looks like the beginning of a beautiful, bountiful harvest.

I always hear Freddie Mercury singing We Are the Champions* whenever someone mentions a victory garden, so of course I love that term. My sweetie and I had the amazing good fortune of being able to buy a house this past winter. My dream of owning a house has long included three goals: backyard chickens, honeybees, and a little champion vegetable garden of my own.

I don’t have chickens or beehives yet, but I have the veggies. At least I will soon. I’ve dabbled with herb gardening for years, but this is the first time I’ve had my own space to do whatever I want with the yard. Our back yard is nice and large but totally shaded by neighboring redwood trees, so if I want to grow food it has to be in the front yard. So a little front yard food garden it is. Today’s post is about that work in progress. Continue reading