Just my usual one, although Mrs n I have discussed planting some excess. #1 thing we struggle with is keeping wildlife and other animals out. Got a few other things to work on too; fruit trees, bees, fencing, barn repairs, etc. Always improve your position!
Looks like a good start. Judging from the appearance of the flora in those photos, and the fact that the sun is shining, you're a little south of me lol. It's still freezing, wet and dreary where I am. Any wisdom I could relay probably wouldn't apply!
I've had one about 10 years ago but life got in the way and I started my current garden March 1st and none of this was in response to covid. I've been wanting to garden for years now but other projects, expenses, and laziness got it the way.
Gardening has always been in the books as another component of preparedness and i finally got plants and seeds in the ground.
I'm in zone 8 and my major concern is water. Summers can be brutal and a more than certain drought forecast is going to be a challenge. Water management is high in the list.
So far I've got a few types of tomatoes, few types of onions, corn, beans, squash, jalapeno, carrot, fig, broccoli, lettuce, watermelon, strawberry, chia, and sunflowers. Several herbs and other tea plants like chamomile.
A little over 2 weeks working on it, and the garden is about 1/2 way done. I am not sure how to proceed if the garden products are no longer sold (non-essential). The standard bucket mix I am running is : 1/3 manure, 1/3 compost, amd 1/3 garden soil. I am also adding 1 Tblsp epson salts, 2 tablsns Fish bone meal, and 2 tblspns Calcium Nitrate for the tomato buckets. Adding Job's garden fertilizer to the rest. Pics:
It's a mess, but a work in progress. How are the other gardens going?