When I resided in Oregon I lived in the country; the space to make a garden was as large as I could handle. Now I live in a city dwelling, with a large common side yard, front yard including corridor, and a back deck. I’m beginning to brainstorm possibilities for my garden this spring. My first thought was to look into the city regulations on planting in the corridor area. After spending time in Portland, Oregon, I was used to people being able to use the area between the sidewalk and the street for vegetable gardens. I then realized I live on the shady side of the street. To garden in the front of my house would mean my vegetables would be stretching themselves across the street all summer in order to reach some direct sunlight. Even though I won’t be planting there, I’m still interested in what the regulations are. I will post this information when discovered.
My garden is going to have to take root on the side of the house and back deck. Since the side lawn space is shared with multiple parties, and a horseshoe pit takes up most of the area, the neighbors probably wouldn’t like my garden in the middle of it. Gardening on a deck means the investment in containers. Thats right, I’m taking a huge step back from a large spacious garden (see photo below), to growing in containers. My plan is still formulating, but if I can tetris my backyard enough, I’ll be growing everything I want.