Grow Vegetables in Your Lawn or Grassed Backyard – Plus Other Gardening Tips

Grow Vegetables in Your Lawn or Grassed Backyard – Plus Other Gardening Tips

It’s true! Vegetables do grow in my lawn especially during winter when the grass doesn’t grow as fast. This video explains how I make use of self-seeding vegetables that pop up through my lawn. Thanks for your support! Cheers 🙂

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25 Comments

  1. McDowall Manor on September 7, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    It took me a few years to realise the value of letting some things go to seed. I rate that as my best learning so far.

  2. marilyn gandhi on September 7, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I’m going to start small and take baby steps, all I have now is clover growing in the lawn and a persimmon tree…. But you are an inspiration although I haven’t found a video of your first steps…

  3. Ruth Williamson on September 7, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Now I want to go throw all my leftover Brassica seeds around the yard!

  4. jello77 on September 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Amazing to see the changes since 2017.

  5. Wendy Rowland on September 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Mark, perhaps you could start a seed exchange where once a year fellow growers meet and swop collected seeds and even rooted cuttings.

  6. imasurvivornthriver on September 7, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. Brett Champagne on September 7, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I’ve had the same experience.

  8. Austin Mahan on September 7, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Best gardening advice on YouTube "be a bit Willy Nilly about it" 😂👍. Great vid. Thanks!

  9. Linda Nix on September 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Glad you persevered. I enjoy your videos.

  10. Homebirth Homeschool Homestead on September 7, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Do you have dandelion in Australia? That certainly outcompetes grass where we are! It’s a constant battle here. I’ve heard you can eat it, but… no one really does lol.

  11. Buster Brown on September 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Self Sufficient Me,
    What Zone are you in?

  12. Our Florida Garden on September 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    So true Mark. It’s always the veg that I neglect that do the best. It’s almost as if they would rather do it with no help from me.

  13. Vink on September 7, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I love the idea of just having food pop up all over the place without having to worry about collecting and sowing seed!

  14. ryanetc85 on September 7, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks Mark. Do you have any tips for gardens heading into winter?

  15. Christie Betts on September 7, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I loved this video!

  16. Annmarie Joshua on September 7, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks for the gardening tip.

  17. bigh650 on September 7, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    great idea – works for me
    be well

  18. Mungo on September 7, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Before I subscribe…did you know roundup is an add on your vid?

  19. Punky Rooster on September 7, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    sometimes it’s just fun to see what comes up as a surprise. 🙂

  20. DIY Gardener on September 7, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I agree 100%, I wish more people would select they’re best plant or plants to let seed. When done properly, it helps create as you said, local adaptations, but also by selecting the best plants, breed improvements. Most seed producers just plant and harvest, so breed improvements sit stagnant, which is why you get so many duds in a seed pack.

  21. Diba Lowen on September 7, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Love your videos!  What are you mulching your raised beds with?

  22. yack f zay on September 7, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    The good old lessons of forgings. Don’t destroyed over harvest and leave things to nature’s. The future we’ll be much brighter.

  23. 50 shades of green on September 7, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    good day Mark !! great idea about I took up all my lawn and turn it all into beds in able to starting growing fruit and vegetables !! thanks for sharing and happy gardening !!

  24. Judy Newton on September 7, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Hey Mark! Thanks for that video. I’m going to show my hubby because this kind of thing happens here and he thinks Im nuts, out there picking things for dinner from the lawn (well its not a really well looked after lawn). So now there are at least 2 nuts in the world who eat their lawn, ha ha!!

  25. wildchook (Mary) on September 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Great idea Mark. I have found veggies pop up all over the yard. I have a potato plant in the middle of my lawn at the back. I agree them plants are hardy and grow well it seems. Now, I let seeds fall to the ground or I chuck more in the garden.

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