Author and gardener Ivette Soler shares tips on growing the perfect kitchen garden in your front yard
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.