HellO! I'm new here and I have finally decided to start my Vegetable, Fruit and Herb garden this spring. I am planning to build some above ground planters because the dirt in my yard is horrible and I don't want to be planting in it. There is a crap ton of weeds, rocks and who knows what else in it. I've found spoons in there! LOL So I decided on the ones for above the ground since it seems easier. Plus we live on an Air Force Base and I don't want to put in anything too permanent that I can't bring to our next base.
I am planning on the planters being about 5ft in length and maybe 3ft in width. I am only going to start with one planter outside to see how it goes since it will be my first time really diving in and doing something like this. Later on if my efforts prove successful I will be building another one and adding more plants to my garden.
So my question, after all of that rambling, is 'What are some good starter Vegetables?' I have been looking around and reading on a lot of sites, but I can't really find what is easiest to grow when you are first starting out.
The Vegetables I would like to plant as soon as possible are as follows:
*Peppers of any kind
The Fruits I would like to plant are:
Any of these good to start out with? There are a few other Vegetables on my list that I want to do, but I am not in any rush to start on them at this time. The ones listed above are foods we use often so they are what I am going to focus on.
My final questions are, 'How do you organize them in your planters? Do you have to put certain ones by other ones? Does it matter where they are placed in the planter? How much space between each one? How many of each seed should I plant?'
Those are all the questions I have at this moment, I know it's a lot and I am sorry! I hope someone will be able to answer at least a few of them! Thanks!