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Business in Front Garden

I live on a busy street in a poor neighborhood so in addition to the regular environmental challenges of soil, amount of sun, wind, slope, etc., I have to worry about a lot of particulate pollution (as well as the not-so-particulate pollution), trespassers, and litterers. I am committed to edible landscaping but because I know I’d be upset if people stole my harvest, I have to plant “stealth edibles” that most Americans don’t recognize as food.

Containing 0 plants, spidra's Business in Front garden [archived] is an outdoor garden located in Berkeley, United States and is grown using organic principles.

This Frontyard garden is located in USDA Zone 9b and has Clay soil with a Full Sun outlook.




plant what you enjoy growing and don’t worry about stealth. plant some fruit and nut trees on your block. if people are hungry feed them.

Posted on 20 Nov 07 (almost 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States10a

No. It’s not because people here are hungry. They have money to spend on cell phones, rims, cigarettes, etc. etc. It’s because some people here have the attitude that other human beings are around to be harvested. Feel like having a PS3? Don’t save up for it, just break into your neighbor’s house and steal theirs. Feel like giving someone a flower? Don’t divert your cigarette money towards buying a flower, just rip one off a neighbor’s plant. No, I feel no need to be a stalk of wheat in someone’s self-centered and destructive human harvest.

Posted on 21 Nov 07 (almost 10 years ago)

Love the idea of an edible frontgarden ;) I am planning to squeeze in runnerbeans… It cant only be roses and Penstemon and so on.
Have visited your blog. How ignorant are people? These little strawberries are strawberry-concentrate! They taste to die for, as long as they get a bit of sun and the slugs dont get them.

Posted on 22 Feb 08 (over 9 years ago)

What a great idea and a terrific use of the space available to you. Kudos.

Posted on 28 Apr 08 (over 9 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States10a

Thanks very much!

Posted on 29 Apr 08 (over 9 years ago)

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