I started a garden last weekend at my new place. It’s not much to look at yet because the seeds I put in haven’t germinated, but I’m hoping they’ll do okay. The soil seems to be of excellent quality.
I added a couple of paths so that I will be able to walk, but they weren’t in when I took this picture.
The corner doesn’t look like much, but it’s one of two spots where the weeds seemed to be really thriving so I’ll take that as a good sign. I don’t get full sun on account of the big tree, but I should be able to grow most vegetables okay with maybe two-thirds of a full day. Melons and pumpkins might not do well, but I’m going to try tomatoes and corn to see whether I can get a worthwhile yield out of them. Beans, peas, and leafy greens should all do just fine.
It being a little early in the season still, I planted some quick-maturing lettuce, radishes, chard, beets and spinach to give me something to do until prime corn-and-tomato planting season gets here. I took out a weedy little volunteer tree and add added some soil amendments, which was a chore. I also dug quite a few broken bricks out of the dirt. I think they must be left over from when the house was originally built, the seem like a good match for the bricks that my chimney is made out of.