Monday, 27 December 2010


Here is a look at the edible side of our front garden. We live on a large corner block and our front garden extends right up our hill, no-one knows which door is our front door as we really have two.

Over the course of this year, I have been planting out edible plants and trees into our existing ornamental garden. We have a rather large vegetable garden in the back yard as well as the hot-house, fruit trees and a chook yard, but I have been running out of space for the zucchinis, so I thought why not plant them in the front.

Sometimes it's hard to think out of the square for example, I wanted to plant passionfruit and kiwifruit but really didn't want to put up fencing for them as in the past they have toppled over. We have a large wire fence going right around our property, why not use it instead? An ah hah moment happened today and we now have these fruits in our front yard.

Come take a wander with me around our edible front yard:

Grapes, two varieties: Marroo and Red Globe.

2- way Apricot: Trevatt and Moorpark.

2-way Apple: Golden Delicious and Granny Smith.
We have our first apples from this tree this year, I'm not sure what variety they are yet though.

2 Lilly Pilly, I am hoping to make jam from these.

Chilean Guava.

Passionfruit: Panama Gold.

Kiwifruit: Male and Female.

Almond: Self Fertile.

Zucchini: 3 Golden Arch Crooknecks.

Sweet Potato: 2 orange potatoes.

Herbs: On the front verandah.

Artichokes and Alpine Strawberries: Soon to be planted out.

Last but not least, my worm farm, yes it's in the front yard too, happily living in the shade.

A year ago we had nothing edible in our front yard, what a waste! Future plans are to plant out the rockmelon and watermelon that I am growing from seed at the moment and in Autumn to dig up more of the yard for more fruit trees.

If you got this far, well done. It was a long one, I will wander around the back yard soon.


  1. I don't know why more people don't grow edibles in the frontyard? I have been thinking about it for a while and you have inspired me to start. Thanks for the post.

  2. THis is a nice change of scenery...I'm covered in MUCH snow right now!!

  3. Wow, look at your blueberry! (It is a blueberry isn't it? And is that a Chilean guava in the next pic? We have one in the garden that has just started to flower - very curious about their taste.. :)

  4. oops! Maybe I needed to wait for the page to load properly, I see it's not a blueberry but a lilly pilly. Looks wonderful all the same!! :)

  5. Great to see you front yard Sue. When your passionfriut and kiwi fruit get fruit on them, you'll have to watch the passers by! They are going to love walking past your yard!!!


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