I've made a few sad attempts at gardening over the past couple years. Despite my lack of success with growing my own foods, I've decided to not let that stop me and this year we are expanding! After all, year 1 the apartment balcony was shady, and year 2 I didn't water. So this year, with sun and watering, I'm hoping to reap a successful harvest.
We've decided to do a 4x4 square-foot garden without the raised bed to save money on buying all the soil. We did get some manure to mix in with our current soil to increase its quality.
Here's our little spot, waiting for its manure, seeds and transplants!
And here's the current planned layout.
If all goes well this year, I'm hoping to expand into more root vegetables next year, like carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic.