I'm getting approval from my wife to build a raised vegetable garden in our front yard which gets full sun from mid morning throughout the evening. She'd prefer it to be near the sidewalk (spot #1) but we're both concerned with the number of dogs in our neighborhood and of them relieving themselves on our veggies!
Question 1: How detrimental is doggie pee-pee to our tomatoes and to us? Or what can I do to prevent that?
Question 2: Does anyone else with a sidewalk veggie garden have problems with passerby helping themselves?
We're also considering spot #2. And spot #3 I'm already planting veggies in, but it's in the shade most of the day due to the fence.
We live in the pacific nw, winters are pretty mild, our street doesn't get treated/plowed at all. That's our drive way on the left. A little worried about theft, and dog pee.
** update **
I ended up building the raised garden right next to the side walk. Has been working out great, if anything, a bit too much sun, and some of the plants on the west side get a little burnt. A few people have stopped by and asked if they could pick from it :D
Built from 1"x5"x6' ceder fencing boards, it's holding up well, only going into it's second season.