He Started With Some Boxes, 60 Days Later, The Neighbors Could Not Believe What He Built

Posted on Nov 4 2014 - 7:53am by UOG

This homeowner observed his boring green lawn, and he started to ask himself, “so what’s the point?” Although it looked nice, it gave him no satisfaction. It was a lot of work to keep too. So he decided to try something else. Check out what he did next.
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Since the city was giving away compost for free, he got some and that’s what you see in the boxes.

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Support systems started coming up as the seeds began sprouting.

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For this guy, the hardest part was developing the irrigation system.

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Cinder blocks and wood chips fill in the rest of the lawn.

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The arugula came first.

spinach

Then spinach was the next to arrive.

beets

Beautiful beets brought some color.

radishes

Everything’s coming up radishes.

carrots

Here’s a whole wreath of carrots, pulled from this man’s lawn.

peas

Yes peas.

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There was so much yield, the guy had to give away some of his vegetables.

onions

Some good-looking green onions.

beans

The green of these beans is perfect.

tomatillos

What a lovely bunch of tomatillos.

cucumber

Big and beautiful cucumbers.

peppers

Just one of a bunch of peppers.

blossom

As an added bonus, he noticed beautiful flowers blossom before squash grows.

cinder blocks

Cinder blocks are perfect for growing herbs.

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Feast your eyes on this!

Source: http://themetapicture.com
Images: imgur

  • http://www.sustainableandthecity.com/ Sustainable and the City

    amazing!

  • Alice

    Great idea! It looks beautiful and is useful. This is what land should be used for.

  • Kelly Abram

    Beautiful Garden, but cinder blocks contain lime, and not suitable for growing food in as it may leach into the food grown within it!