Walking around my neighborhood in NE Seattle at a leisurely pace (set by my 5 yr. old) gives me time to absorb all the wonderful ways people have chosen to use their parking strips for gardening.
Today I met the lovely gal who put in this raised bed on her somewhat shaded north-side parking strip:
She said they got over 50 lbs. of snap peas from these two small rows, with only morning sun! She hasn’t had as good luck with beans, either pole or bush, and the slugs ate her lettuce, but they seem to stay away from her arugula and the blueberries are coming along nicely.
She’s got fruit trees and lots of other lovely stuff out there too, I’ll try to post photos of those another time.