I Couldn’t Believe What This Man Did to His Lawn. 2 Months Later…I’m Doing the Same Thing!

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.

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.

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 constructed eight 6x4 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.

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.

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.

He also built his own DIY irrigation system.
He also built his own DIY irrigation system. Second photo.

Cinder blocks also make great containers and here you can see herbs such as rosemary, basil, and thyme growing.

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.

Arugula was the first vegetable to be ready for harvesting but others soon followed.

Large gorgeous spinach leaves that fit over an entire hand.

Large gorgeous spinach leaves that fit over an entire hand.

Look at the size of these beets!

Look at the size of these beets!

Radishes were also growing quickly.

Radishes were also growing quickly.

Fresh carrots are the best.

Fresh carrots are the best.
Fresh carrots are the best. Second photo.

These are my favorite, peas in a pod.

These are my favorite, peas in a pod.
These are my favorite, peas in a pod. Second photo.

Another fantastic idea. A free veggies box was built at the curbside offer fresh, healthy vegetables to anyone who passes by.

Another fantastic idea. A free veggies box was built at the curbside offer fresh, healthy vegetables to anyone who passed by.

A huge picking of healthy green onions.

A huge picking of healthy green onions.
A huge picking of healthy green onions. Second photo.

Delicious Romano musica beans.

Delicious Romano musica beans.
Delicious Romano musica beans. Second photo.
Delicious Romano musica beans. Third photo.

Lots of hearty tomatillos.

Lots of hearty tomatillos.

Fresh cucumbers.

Fresh cucumbers.

Peppers are just getting ready.

Peppers are just getting ready.

Luscious tomatoes.

Luscious tomatoes.

Beautiful squash blossoms are starting to grow.

Beautiful squash blossoms are starting to grow.

What is a garden without flowers!

What is a garden without flowers!

Some flowers are also great at naturally controlling pests and insects that are harmful to vegetable plants.

Some flowers are also great at naturally controlling pests and insects that are harmful to vegetable plants.
Some flowers are also great at naturally controlling pests and insects that are harmful to vegetable plants. Second photo.

Basil is growing beautifully in the cinder block planters.

Basil is growing beautifully in the cinder block planters.

Here is how the garden looks from above. Look at all those vegetables!

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.

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!

Time to start on the neighbor's yard!

H/t: Reddit

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