Subdivision Vegetable Gardening in DeKalb County

Have you considered harvesting vegetables from your own subdivision vegetable garden? I started a “kitchen” garden some years ago where I mostly planted tomatoes and herbs. As my kitchen plot grew shadier I had to seek out a new spot in my front yard for a vegetable garden. Now I’m planting and harvesting vegetables from a plot right on the curb in front of my house.

A huge side benefit of the front yard vegetable garden has been helping neighborhood children explore the way food is grown. We get to talk about how vegetables grow and look at how vegetables appear on a plant before they are harvested.

The photos from our “winter” garden show our harvest of cabbage, broccoli, collards, kale, turnip greens, lettuce (multiple varieties) and Florida mustard. We also raise rosemary, oregano, chives and sage so any dinner entrée can be prepared with fresh herbs.

Our fall and winter garden was planted last August and September. We will be plowing it under soon to prepare for our summer garden planting around May 1.

Tim English

Kitchen Garden
Curb Garden