Okay, completely new to the Gardening scene and know nothing about gardening. I need some of you experts advice. I'll share my ideas and goals with you and will be receptive of any advice or changes to my plan that any of you might have!
First, my goals. My goal is to have a raised bed with a mixture of plants. I am hoping to get a total of six plants. Three in back, Three in front.
I'm hoping to learn to plant a mixture starting with two tomato plants, two strawberry plants, and two pepper plants, for a total of 6 plants. I'm planning to plant them in a raised bed with the dimensions of 10' Feet, 8' Feet, 12" Deep.
I'm planning to first prep the soil/area before even attempting to build the raised bed. I'm planning on pre-digging 12" inches deep in across the area where the bed will be.
In this process I will planning to break up the soil, pull out the rocks and weeds. At this step should I add something to the existing soil, such as nutrients? I plan to then to put together the raised bed with the dimensions mentioned above.
Then comes my next question where I'm completely new/lost. How much fresh organic soil should I top off the bed with? Assuming that the soil below the bed is 12" of good quality soil. Should I fill the whole bed with high quality soil? I'm assuming so considering it appears the soil plays a major role in the growth? If this is the case, can someone point me in a direction for recommendations in getting this much soil? I'm trying to put together the idea and am willing to listen to anyone with an knowledge in this area!
As of right now, I'm trying to get a better understanding up the setting up process and also gain some ideas and knowledge! Thank you to anyone that is willing to share!