Author and gardener Ivette Soler shares tips on growing the perfect kitchen garden in your front yard
Photo by Ann Summa; written by Sharon Cohoon
Vegetables and herbs want to grow where it's sunny. But often, the sunniest spot is the front yard--a place where most of us wouldn't want to install what is, basically, a working farm. "We still want our front yards to look like gardens," says Ivette Soler, a Los Angeles garden designer, blogger (thegerminatrix.com), and author of The Edible Front Yard (Timber Press, 2011, $20). In her own garden, Ivette proves that kitchen gardens can be both pretty and productive.