Great Urban Gardens: Mark Smith, Capitol Hill NE

The garden: Mark Smith's Capitol Hill NE front yard plot

What's growing: Potatoes, beets, carrots, lettuce, chard, collard greens, tomatoes, corn, beans, squash, basil, rosemary, oregano, mint, sage

Urban gardening tips:

• Start simple and work your way up.

• Your thumb gets greener as you go. No excuses.

• Get free consulting from your local garden center, garden clubs, etc.

• There’s more space out there than you think. Talk to a neighbor about using their unused green space.

• Just do it!

Have a great urban garden you'd like showcased? Find details on submitting your plot here.

More from Metrocurean's Great Urban Gardens series:

Chris Floyd's Capitol Hill yard

The Chatham's Truxton Circle plot

Michelle Miller's LeDroit Park roof and patio garden

Have a great urban garden you'd like showcased?