I am going to do something I have never done on my own before. In an attempt to reduce the amount of grass I have to cut,and to also start a new hobby of sort. I'm going to plant a Garden this year. When I was a kid my parents and our neighbors always had a garden. I can still remeber my neighbors always had fresh Tomatoes and Green Onions. Could anyone who has done this and/or normally does this,post up your tips,proccedures,guidelines,etc. Also if you have some good canning recipes,etc post those up as well. I got a couple magazines with some ideas. I found a good recipe for salsa. I love canned Bannana Peppers and I have gotten different tasting ones from different people.
I have about 6 acres, so room for a garden is not a problem,but most of it is on a hillside. I don't know if that will make a difference with water run off. I am also considering building raised beds from cedar and filling them with dirt. If I do this is there a certain dirt mixture I should use,or should I go to lowes and buy a bunch of planting soil? By when should I have everything planted?
Thanks for any help any of you can give me!