His Neighbors Saw These Boxes On His Lawn… 60 Days Later, He Finished Building THIS

The thought of succesfully growing a vegetable garden might seem like an impossibility for many of us that are burdened with work and life responsibilities. But one man was determined to see his dreams of a different kind of front lawn come true.

His name is Luke Keegan, and the following photos chronicle the transformation of his small front lawn in Oakland, California into a flourishing veggie garden, in a project he calls Operation “F**k the Lawn”

He started out by making raised beds (6’x4′) with reclaimed redwood he had acquired from a barn.

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He filled the beds with free compost that were being given away by the city.

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The seeds he had sowed started to sprout quickly.

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Cinder blocks and wood chips fill in the rest of the lawn.

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“Honestly, three weekends to set everything up,” says Luke. “One for boxes. one for soil, and one for irrigation and planting. After that, she could handle most of the work herself.”

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The arugula came first.

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The spinach arrived next.

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Shortly followed by some beautiful bright beets.

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The radishes made an appearance too.

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More vegetables? Yes peas.

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As an added bonus, some beautiful flowers he had planted began blossoming too.

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Produce was better than expected… here’s a whole wreath of carrots, pulled from the lawn.

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In fact, there was so much yield, Luke had to give away many of his vegetables.

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Those cinder blocks came in pretty handy too, who knew they would be so perfect for growing herbs?

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To refresh your memory, here’s what his front lawn looked like before the transformation…

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…and here it is after!

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via Reddit