I definitely learned a lot more about gardening this year, more than any other. I'll share a few things that I wish I knew when I started, and I hope ya'll do too!
I have homeade tomato cages, I now think thats the only way to go, made with wire that I staked. Instead of placing the wire on the ground, the wire cage elevates a foot or two off the ground because the tomato plants do just fine without support then and also makes it easier to trim the bottom later on. Also when my indeterminate tomatoes overgrew the smaller unelevated 5 foot cage, I just let them fall from their own weight, and trained them to grow back up it after some heavy trimming. Worked very well
Also with the use of simple trellising I seriously did some damage on garden space efficiency. And I look forward to seeing my trellis growing stuff next year
Making clones of the vertical garden tower project are great, especially great for growing lots of lettuce in a small space.
Seeds at https://migardener.com/ are all only 99 cents! And I haven't used much fertilizer but their stuff worked stupid good.
Apparently tree cutting companies love when people get wood chips from them, there are ways that you can get them for free and they dump a load at your address. I used woodchips heavily around my rows and it looks great, stops weeds, helps retain moisture, is slowly degrading into what I think is a great soil amendment, and from what I noticed a great habitat for spiders and fungi. They are feeding the soil while looking great and where very cost effective.
Growing radishes or small herbs in between plants as they mature worked well too!
https://www.gardenate.com/ is a great reminder of what's in season