We bought this house in June, so this will be our first spring gardening season. There's a dead patch of grass in our front yard. I want to rip it up, and re-plant. My wife wants me to install a garden box for herbs and veggies. Rationally, I understand that lawns serve no purpose, but I can't shake the feeling that growing veggies in the front yard is for farmers. Ours is a small lot in the middle of the city. Our house faces west and is three stories, so the back yard is mostly shaded by the house, making it unsuitable for gardening.. What say?