26 October | Comment

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.

Everything started with a series of wooden boxes.

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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.

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Then spinach was the next to arrive.

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Beautiful beets brought some color.

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Everything’s coming up radishes.

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

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Yes peas.

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

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Some good-looking green onions.

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The green of these beans is perfect.

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What a lovely bunch of tomatillos.

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Big and beautiful cucumbers.

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Just one of a whole peck of peppers.

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One tomato down, five more to go.

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

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Of course, a few planted flowers never hurt either.

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Cinder blocks are perfect for growing herbs.

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Feast your eyes on this!

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A look at the neighbor’s lawn does not make a winning case in grass’ favor.

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Maybe this neighbor will take a cue from the fruitful house next door!

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