Hi all. Beth here. Brand new to your fabulous forum and starting my first Spring season on the new land that will eventually evolve into my homestead. I have 2.5 acres that sat for 5 years nearly untouched (front and side yards were cut for the sake of complaining neighbors but the other 2 acres is overgrown and wild. Likewise. It is a meandering downhill slope with a flattened area here and there. I am in zone 6 in Ohio. Cooler Spring crops need planted now.
With that said ( while not a true beginner gardener), I am finding myself overwhelmed with where to start to get my garden prepped for planting. I have not a single bed started anywhere due to the work needed to get my house livable (success there! Yay!)
My challenge is this: limited financial resources (seriously isn't that always the case? My front yard is the flattest place to begin ( certainly not against a no "yard" garden plan) and gets multi directional sun all day. Any suggestions to get a quick and free garden soil plot started? I have seeds galore... Just need to be able to plant them this year in such a way that I will have decent success so I can concentrate on dedicated future beds using compost and all the fun methods that bring higher yields.
This season is mostly about getting seeds/plants in the ground with the least cost/work so I can focus on all the other projects that MUST be done before the summer ends.
Should I just grab my pitchfork and start turning or is there a better way?
Thanks y'all. Appreciate ya!
I suggest huckleberry pie. But the only thing on the gluten free menu is this tiny ad: