Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dunbar Street Front Yard Vegetable Garden

Situated on busy Dunbar Street, this front yard garden has been here for some years, protected behind a charming fence and gate.

Red dandelion (chicory) plants were probably transplanted, as seen in this orderly array in late August, for fall or winter consumption.

In early October, the Swiss chard showed evidence of being cut for eating, along with the red dandelions.

The south side had zucchini, basil, and parsley still thriving in mid October, next to the nicely edged walkway.

The owners do a marvelous job of keeping the garden tidy, and in January, it looks empty but neatly kept. This is the same view of the south side, where the zucchini was. In the foreground, you might see one of those dandelion greens struggling to grow, but the Swiss chard must have all frozen during the cold spells in November and December. The second photo shows some winter ground cover and is getting cheery, with snowdrops just on the verge of flowering (on January 10!). Unfortunately, the day was so dark that I had to use flash.

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