ElizabethB wrote:Hi Lisochka,
Warm welcome to the forum.
Please update your profile and include your county and state if you live in the US or the equivalent if you live elsewhere. Help us help you. Forum members can not give you the best advice without a specific local.
My bad! I updated that
USA (Illinois) Also, I live in a townhouse. The backyard is a decent size, though (or at least I think so! hehe)
Give a little more information about your jungle. How much sun do you have? How much shade? In addition to an area for growing vegetables and herbs what else do you envision for your yard? Do you want landscaping along the house? Do you want an area of lawn? Are there trees? How many, what kind and where are they located in relationship to your house? If you do not have trees do you want trees? Shade tree or ornamental?
Half of my yard is sun, and half of it is shade. The shady side does get sun for about 6 hours (maybe more) a day. You are viewing the shaded part where the amazon side is.
No trees bushes etc. I just want lots of veggies
Not really any landscaping, I think that may be too advanced for me. I think it will be great if I can just grow some veggies and get my thumb wet (maybe one day my thumb will turn a shade of green).
For herbs and vegetables you need full sun - at least 6 hours per day. You may want to consider Square Foot Gardening. It is a raised bed, intensive gardening method. You get a lot of produce from a very small space. It is also easier to care for than traditional row gardening. A great system for both the novice and the experienced gardener.
I did do some reading on raised bed, but with all the organic soil, seemed to expensive! So I figured I would see if anything would grow, and put down a few seed.
I am not the best at weed identification. In the second picture are those purple flowers or berries? A close up of the flower/berry would help.
A berry of all things! I will see if I can get a closeup.
Once you decide what your long term plans are for yard I can help you. I had a landscaping business for 10 years. I am also an avid SFG fan. I can give you tips and tricks for that as well.
So more information please then you can look forward to lots of good advice.
Thank you so much!!