My 1st raised vegetable garden.
So I created a 8' x 8' raised vegetable garden. I used a good mixture of composted top soil, manure, and a couple large bags of Miracle Grow raised bed mixture, and tilled it all together with my existing soil underneath the bed. I have not got the soil tested yet, but by the looks of it I think I am in good shape. It is a very rich dark color, and seems to drain really well during rain showers. I have not planted anything yet, and don't plan to due so until late May. I started 2 (72ct) seedling trays in late November, but lost them all, because I forgot to bring them inside one night, and the temperature dropped well below freezing. I have since restarted my seeds, and they should be ready for transplanting by the end of May. Anyways, I guess I am just looking for any tips or tricks some of you may know with the raised beds. Not real sure about vertical growing to save space, since I am limited. I do plan on using a trellis system for my cucumbers, and peppers, but I am not sure if I can get anything else to grow vertically besides them, and obviously the tomatoes. I do appreciate any advice you all are will to share with me.