Front yard vegetable garden ideas – 10 stylish ways to grow delicious crops

1. Build Beautiful Raised Beds In Your Front Yard

Attractive raised beds and border features give an edible garden an intentional, well-cared-for look.

There are various materials you can use for raised beds, from woven wicker to upcycled pallets or clay bricks. Ensure they're the right width and depth for their purpose, and avoid making the common raised bed gardening mistakes for the best chance of success.

2. Grow Crops In Pots

Container gardening is ideal for smaller spaces, or if you don't want to commit to building raised beds. Many fruits and vegetables will thrive in pots, as long as you position them where they get plenty of sun and use containers that are big enough to accommodate them. Try alpine strawberries, compact varieties of peas, or tomatoes (such as the 'Sweetheart Of The Patio Hybrid' tomatoes from Burpee).

3. Add Personal Details To Your Front Yard Vegetable Garden

'Don't be afraid to get creative and use ornamental details to enhance your front yard veggie garden,' recommends Lindsey.

4. Admire The View From A Bench

'Be sure to include seating like a bench or chair so you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your gardening labor,' says Lindsey. Plus, sitting out front can provide a pleasant view of the world passing by.

5. Throw Some Flowers Into The Mix

'I also love incorporating blooming plants like marigolds, zinnias, and nasturtiums to attract pollinators while providing a pop of color,' says Lindsey.

6. Plant Fragrant Herbs Near The Entrance Of Your Home

Even if you only have a tiny front yard, or simply a porch, it's possible to grow some edible treats by planting herbs in pots. These aromatic plants shouldn't be overlooked, as they are an easy way to elevate meals or drinks. Plus, they are super simple to grow, as long as they get enough sunshine. 'Basil, mint, rosemary, and thyme are excellent choices to start with,' says Autumn Hilliard-Knapp of Perfect Plants Nursery.

7. Install A Mini Greenhouse In Your Front Yard

An unheated greenhouse can be a valuable addition to a vegetable garden, whether at the front or back of your plot. For a front yard, it may be best to opt for a smaller design, but they are still beneficial for starting veggies from seed or keeping crops protected throughout the colder months.

8. Make Maintenance Easier By Adding Pathways

Garden paths are essential for getting from A to B easily, and help to organize an outdoor space, too. So, be sure to add adequate pathways in your front yard vegetable garden. This will enable easy access to your crops for planting, watering, and harvesting, without the need to step on other plants in the process.

9. Add Evergreen Structure With Shrubs

Adding evergreen shrubs will provide color and structure to your front yard vegetable garden during the leaner months of winter (and beyond). Varieties such as privet or box can be neatly trimmed into small hedges or topiary, while some options, such as camellia or daphne, will provide fabulous flowers.

10. Plant A Vertical Vegetable Garden

Vertical gardening is ideal for fitting more crops into compact spaces, such as front yards. There are multiple ways to go about it. Try planting a living wall with leafy greens, adding an obelisk to a raised bed for climbing beans, or using a trellis combined with a planter box for training peas, squash, or aubergines.

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