Growing up, my parents had a huge lot so they had plenty of room to build a gigantic vegetable garden. Sneaking into the garden every morning and nibbling on freshly picked vegetables is one of my favorite childhood memories.
Living in the city, living space is sometimes at a premium so most people might not think they have room to grow healthy fruits or vegetables in their own yard. One Reddit user, locolukas, decided to turn his lawn into a vegetable garden and it is so ingenious, I’m sure many of his neighbors later followed his lead.
This vegetable garden bursting with fresh vegetables actually used to be a plain, regular lawn.
The homeowner decided to “screw the lawn” and build a vegetable garden instead.
He constructed eight 6×4 feet raised beds out of ten feet long slabs of 1″x10″ reclaimed redwood barn siding.
He filled them with free compost fill that the city gives away. He then started planting seeds and they sprouted quickly.
Some of the plants are growing so quickly that he needed to build support structures to help them grow upright.
He also built his own DIY irrigation system.
Cinder blocks also make great containers and here you can see herbs such as rosemary, basil, and thyme growing.
Arugula was the first vegetable to be ready for harvesting but others soon followed.
Large gorgeous spinach leaves that fit over an entire hand.
Look at the size of these beets!
Radishes were also growing quickly.
Fresh carrots are the best.
These are my favorite, peas in a pod.
Another fantastic idea. A free veggies box was built at the curbside offer fresh, healthy vegetables to anyone who passes by.
A huge picking of healthy green onions.
Delicious Romano musica beans.
Lots of hearty tomatillos.
Peppers are just getting ready.
Beautiful squash blossoms are starting to grow.
What is a garden without flowers!
Some flowers are also great at naturally controlling pests and insects that are harmful to vegetable plants.
Basil is growing beautifully in the cinder block planters.
Here is how the garden looks from above. Look at all those vegetables!
Some people may think a garden would reduce property value but here is a side-by-side view of his neighbor’s yard to the east. A garden looks much more beautiful.
Time to start on the neighbor’s yard!
Please share how this homeowner transformed his lawn into a vegetable garden with your friends and family.