Hi all, first post so bear with me.
Last summer I moved into a house with a 24"X 4" raised bed. At the time the house had been unoccupied for about a year and the bed was completely over grown with weeds etc. I spent some time pulling weeds and even planted a couple tomatoes, zucchini, green onion, chili pepper plant. But with being involved in getting moved and settled into the house I didn't give the plants the TLC they needed. The plants did ok and I got a little fruit from them.
This fall I pretty much let the bed go again and am now trying to get it to a position to plant this spring/summer. I spent last weekend pulling out the dead plants and pulling weeds and I am concerned about a few problems;
-There is a mint plant that has gone wild in the bed and even made its way outside the bed. I pulled as much root out as I could. But am still concerned it'll grow back.
-There are a couple types of 'clover' (not sure exactly what it is) that have also overgrown in the bed. Those I just pulled out as best as I could. But again they are also outside the bed too.
-As I pulled the heavy growth of clover I found a white and yellow 'jelly' substance underneath it. I am assuming it is some sort of fungus/disease. I scooped it and the soil under it up and threw it out.
As for the soil, I have not done a test on it yet. But it seems in decent condition. My thought is I will buy some compost from the local Waste management site and till that into the existing soil.
I am trying to keep this an organic garden and avoid the use of weed killer etc.
Any help/thoughts would be much appreciated!