Here’s an update on my front-yard edible-landscape-to-be. For well under a hundred bucks I got all the turf removed and sent to the compost pile, and 15 smelly bags of manure spread and dug in. My job was applying a layer of leafmold mulch and scheming about what to do next. Thanks to the mix of bold ideas you all offered about what to grow here and how, this make-over is happening. Now I have all winter to research all your plant suggestions.
Designwise, I’m thinking brick pavers bisecting the area into 4 equal-size sections. And a tuteur could be gorgeous in the center, or just in the way. Imagine the color possibilities, though, and a friend of mine wants to build and paint one for me, and she’s an artiste.
Another friend, a GardenRant reader, brought me the delectable book she suggested in a comment: The Art of French Vegetable Gardening. I’m just thankful I didn’t get this notion in the spring or I’d be whipping into action without doing any research, and making megamistakes in the process. Research! With the Internet, there’s no excuse not to do it.