cmster wrote:Since I have trees, it seems like the place that gets the most sun is actually that fire pit in the middle of the yard. :/
I live in London, Ontario, Canada.
I may be time to move the fire pit then. I want to have no less than 6 or more hours of sunlight hitting my garden if possible. How you make your garden is up to you, whether you want a raised bed type situation or basic in-ground like mine. I have traditional rows with five of them about 45 ft. long with 3 trellises for climbing plants like pole beans, Japanese yard long beans, Cucumbers, etc. I also have one raised bed I use for root crops like beets, garlic, kohlrabi, etc. The soil stays nice and loose in a raised bed since you make them just big enough to be able to reach your plants without walking on the soil and compacting it.
To see what you can plant this time of year, check with local nurseries or simply find out what Planting Zone you are in over the net and see what they recommend.