Just curious on how everyone is doing with their gardens. I am setting mine up now. Its a little on the late side, but I should still get some good production out of it. I've been busy with work and a move so I've been a little pre-occupied.
So I kinda use the square foot methods. I use the 4 ft wide grow beds with the layouts for the plants that he suggest. So far the gardens have been good with this, I just need to learn to prune the tomatoes more. I tried mel's mix in one bed, but had a lot of pest problems, so I don't go all out using it. It did do great on my onions and lettuce.
This garden is going to be rough. The soil is really lacking. I learned on soil/composting forums on gardenweb about looking for earthworms to tell how rich the soil is. I haven't seen any worms. The garden at the other house was rich, easy to find worms with each shovel pull. Next year I'll have a lot of good rich homemade compost for it. Doing what I can for this one, vermicompost tea.
So far I have the following planted.
15 tomatoes, big boy, yellow lemon, and a mix of what I had left of my heirlooms from last year.
12 bell peppers
16 bush beans
2 Water melons
4 Asian green beans, get 2 ft long.
2 hills of summer squash, patty pans.
Getting ready to do a 3 sisters garden with corn, acorn squash and beans. Found the okra seeds, wife had moved them someplace and so I will plant a few of them around that site too.
Edit: I'm making more grow beds so I've changed my numbers a little.