I recently moved into this rental property in New Mexico. Im from Florida so im not used to the arid climate and desert landscape. I want to build at least a small garden in my backyard. I have a large backyard. Im not sure if the soil is any good if someone could give me some pointers on how to determine if it is good. Im not looking to redo the entire backyard unless i can do it for relatively cheap, it is only a rental. The second picture has some odd PVC tubes that go into the ground, not sure what they are for. There is no sprinkler system. The area gets decent shade half the time. The pictures i posted were taken at 630 pm.
I don't have measurements of the space, if youd like them i can get them.
Id like to make a vegetable garden and clean out the area. Im not sure if i should till the whole backyard or what.
Please give me any help or ideas.