Gardener praised for growing vegetables on lawn

The internet praises a gardener for growing vegetables on his lawn

The internet has applauded a gardener for planting vegetables on his lawn in a new post that has gone viral on social media.

Posted on the popular Reddit forum r/AmITheA**hole, a user with the username u/difeori shared his story to get the opinion of the “AITA” community. The popular post has over 5,000 upvotes and 760 comments.

The Redditor began his story by explaining that he had an “average sized” house with a front and backyard. The original poster (OP) is not a fan of lawns as they prefer to grow things there. However, their husband thinks the gardens would lower the resale value of their home. In order to keep the lawn nice if they move, they used raised beds to grow vegetables.

After realizing how much money the couple are saving on grocery bills, they decided to eat mostly what they grow.

They wrote: “It was amazing to save money and the food tastes so much better. But we were running out of space, so I sold my roses in a flower bed in front of the house and replaced them with lettuce and kale. the lawn is still intact but where I used to have flowers, I now have things we can eat.”

In a new post that has gone viral on Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum, a gardener is praised for growing vegetables on his lawn.
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“My neighbors weren’t happy and someone called it ‘trash’ and ‘ghetto like’ across the street and I’ve been told multiple times that I’m ruining the community’s property value. I don’t do not part of a HOA and my yard is well maintained so they can’t do anything but I’m afraid they’ll come and destroy my yard. My husband has installed security cameras,” they concluded.

At the end of the post, the PO said the neighbors also didn’t like that they had a washing line in the garden and were angry that they had a pair of boxers hanging on the line while the neighbour’s son was outside.

Many Americans have a garden at home. According to a recent study by the National Gardening Association, the most popular garden vegetables grown in the United States are tomatoes (86%), cucumbers (47%) and peppers (46%).

Do you want to start growing a vegetable garden? To start, you need to find a good spot where the sun hits for at least six hours a day, according to growagreenerworld.com. It’s also important to get the right soil rich in organic matter like composted leaves and aged bark. When you water your vegetables, they should receive an inch of water each week. A three-inch layer of organic mulch can also help your vegetables grow.

The Reddit community was quick to defend the OP.

“[Not the a**hole]. Honestly, I would pay more for a house with a pre-planned garden,” u/Sarioth wrote, receiving top comment with over 8,000 upvotes.

U/CrystalQueen3000 said: “[Not the a**hole] I think it’s a wonderful thing to do if you have the space for it, and it’s more useful than a lawn.”

“[Not the a**hole] at all. I live in a neighborhood with no HOA myself, and we have a lot of people who grow vegetable gardens. the overall property value has skyrocketed (not because of the gardens, but they are clearly not STOPPING our cheap housing). your neighbors don’t decide what your garden looks like. and as for clotheslines…it’s not inappropriate. there’s nothing wrong with that,” u/yellowbunnythrowaway explained.

“[Not the a**hole]your neighbors are jerks you are doing a good thing not only for your wallet but for the planet,” u/Mo_the_axoloti commented.

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