Well, we got the dirt shoveled out of that bottom bed this past week. That was about 25-30 wheelbarrow-fulls and thankfully, we had this weekend's rain coming as our motivation to hurry up and get it done before it all got soaked (and a lot heavier to move!)
See my chives coming up on the third bed on the right?
So here is our plan for this years garden, although I'm not sure about the watermelon, cantaloupe or squash, and am planting the carrots after all. I might try some new techniques to help with spacing(seed taping) and try lasagna gardening, too. I also had to try growing leeks (I've never even knowingly eaten them!). Oh, and by the way, my garlic is growing well in that pot. I have 5 coming up for sure.
What do you think? This is year three of gardening for us. I honestly would appreciate constructive criticism. I don't know if we will be able to afford compost this year, so I might back fill the planted plants with some of that black dirt that had been resting in our bottom bed all last year. Or I might take some of the loam from under the trees at the perimeter of our property, come to think of it.