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Potager garden

i would love to turn the front lawn into a potager garden. Have the vision, however not sure where to start. Has anyone succefully managed this.

The lawn is north facing. 10ft wide by 14ft length. 


  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    Hi dottyday

    what I would do is keep grass edge the width of your lawn mower so you would have nice green easy path and then divide the plot into squares.

    you could tackle a square at a time, taking the grass up and planting a square of herbs, cutting flowers , veg.  Would keep the choice of veg to small types or would over take the neighbouring squares.  Some of the squares I would place gravel or paving slab so you can work around your plot and weed etc

    hope this helps image


  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    Hi runny image just gearing myself up to do some pot planting! 



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,434

    I can recommend Geoff Hamiltons books , and a visit to Barnsdale  near 

    Rutland Water. He built a potager in about that size for one of his tv gardens.

    You can get his dvds from Barnsdale  gardens or amazon.


  • Thank you both for suggestions.  Does anyone have photos of front lawn successfully revamped as potager? 

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