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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Want to turn front lawn into... Reply with quote

...a vegetable patch!

Our front lawn has never worked. It's north facing, and quite wet. The lawn itself is in rag order, with moss, some other horrible creeping weed from next door, and loads of dandelions.

We have toyed with gravelling the whole thing, but have now got the idea that we could turn it into our veg patch. Is this a crazy idea or could it work? And what's the best way to go about achieving this? Should we dig it up and dig in some compost/manure to improve the soil? Or should we just cover it with thick plastic to let everything die and then come back to it in the spring? Or a combination of both?

Please help!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the lawn get any decent amount of sun at all? If it doesn't, I doubt vegetables would do well there, and you would be even more frustrated then. It may be a better idea to gravel the garden and soften the effect with appropriate plants that thrive in those conditions.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have to agree with sive. a north facing garden is not suitable for veggies. they need the sun.i think the pebbles with a few nice plants that thrive in those conditions dotted around could look really well.plants such as skimmia pachysandra vinca to name but a few
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