My front yard gets full sun – and far more sun than my backyard where I grow all my vegetables. But I never plant vegetables in the front. I’m nervous about neighborhood dogs peeing in the garden, or passerbys taking a tomato. But I’m reminded of another very big reason:
After a snow storm, I shovel the snow into my front yard, as that’s the only place to put it. Mixed in with all the snow is sand and salt from all the plow trucks that go down my street. I can’t imagine the state of my soil after I winter like the one we’re having now.