Well, a fourth grade science project has followed my son home and we have all of the supplies on hand for a 4'x8'x12" raised bed garden for foodstuffs.
The frame is built, weed cloth on the bottom metal grating to keep all the critters from the desert out and some pvc attached to the frame for a canopy if needed.
It is near a west well to keep out of the afternoon sun and because of the placement of the house and wall should have unobstructed sun in the winter and shade in the summer.
Plans on a single valve irrigation and drip irrigation throughout.
I have a truckload of Pioneer's Sandy Loam ready to go in tomorrow.
Now for some questions:
Anything need to be mixed in with the soil now or wait and adjust as needed?
What are some good sources for what grows and when?
Where are some good places to buy/order seeds?
What have I gotten myself into and when does the support group meet :)?