We spend the winters in southern Baja in a rather remote area, living off the grid but very well. Our garden is about 7' x 13 ' and is a raised bed garden. We built it about 6 yrs ago and imported dirt from a small cattle ranch nearby and the garden is located less than 200 yards from the Sea of Cortez. Until this year we have had pretty good success with just turning over the dirt to a shovel depth and adding something like Scott's 10-10-10 once per season. I would categorize the soil as good draining, granular in nature, no clay.
We grow some flowers, different varieties of lettuce, tomatos, green beans, carrots, spinach, dill, parsley, cilantro, and so forth. This year we had very poor results and have come to the conclusion that we need to improve our care of the soil.
So I guess I am looking for some suggestions to help us get or soil back in good shape and ready for next falls growing season. We live almost 2 hrs from Cabo or La Paz where some gardening materials are available. We usually like to bring our seeds and specialty stuff down from the US when we return to Baja.
Looking forward to a dialog on this subject. Chipmunks and a racoon have added additional challenges this season. I am making a stouter enclosure/cover for next season. Thanks, Floatflyer