I moved Oakville, Ontario 4 years ago. This makes me Zone 6. I have had 3 years trying various vegetables, some with success, others not so well. I need advice from you guys so I can get a good yield this year. Hopefully the suggestions you give will confirm the plants I already have success with and new suggestions will make my harvest more bountiful. Here are the details,
14 hrs sun, 4 hrs direct, 9 hrs indirect (shaded)
Soil is on low point of lot, moist but drains well after rain
Black mulch laid around plants and between rows
Planters raised for herbs, well drained
Raised beds I use for potatoes (successfully)
Main garden 20'x20', tilled with mulch in fall and spring
Previous history of liquid Miracle grow as directed
I do not know Ph and where to go to get it tested, or if I really need to. I am prepared to till in sand, triple mix, fertilizers or whatever. I generally have success with tomatoes, hot peppers, beets and beans. I haven't been successful with corn, cabbage, lettuce and onions.
As mentioned, I'm prepared to prep the soil and work hard. I also plant from cell packs and not from seed. I usually plant May 7-14 with no frost damage.
Any advice is appreciated and I thank you in advance,