Oh gosh, I could use some advice on this!!!
I am putting a vegetable garden back in this year. I have a nice sunny spot in a field for veggies so I'm going over companion planting sites online to figure out what I want to plant. So far, so good on that front. But, has anyone ever grown Amaranth? I wonder if it's something easy to grow or if it can even be grown around here. And I also have a spot on the west side of my house that only gets mid day to evening sun. Any ideas of food that can planted there? Or herbs? I've been watching videos on youtube of people planting their tiny little yards and getting huge crops, so I assume I should be able to plant something in that spot and get some yield from it, but I have no idea what would grow there with only half a days worth of sun.
I'm also getting some laying hens. If anyone has advice or knows where I can get leghorn pullets locally, I'd be grateful for the information.
We did have chickens when I was growing up but as far as gardening, canning, preserving food, even cooking ... I'm pretty domestically challenged! Any help would be great!!!
Here are a couple pics of our weekend start.
Nice garden - level, soil looks nice! I remember having a garden spot like that. Now, I have sand and rocks - I seem to have moved out of the 'clay and loam' part of the county into the 'rocks, sand, rocks' part of the county, with a bit of iron and pyrite thrown in. I'm trying some pelletized lime to make it close enough to neutral to not burn the plants. I figure it will take me some time to build some real soil, but I love gardening, so I'm going to work away at it ;-)