Brand New to Gardening
My wife and I just bought our very first house. One of the most exciting aspects of this is that we finally get to have our own garden!
The people that lived there before us never had a garden and they built the house 9 years ago. Before that the entire addition was native land which may or may not have been farmed in the past. So anyway, the soil is basically untouched.
Once we get settled in, we'll go out and mark the specific area we want the garden to be in. Once we do that I plan on taking a sample to the OSU County Extension office and getting it tested. Beyond that, we don't really have anything specifically planned out yet. I figure the test results will help us finalize which vegetables we want to grow the first year.
What I'd like to get from the rest of you all is any tips/suggestions for a brand new garden. Should we install drip hoses? Or is sprinkler watering just fine? What's the best kind of barrier to put around the garden? Should we even bother with a barrier the first year since there's a good chance we'll expand in future years? I have a copy of the OSU Extension's Oklahoma Garden Planning Guide, is there any other guides/articles that you suggest I read?
Those are just some example questions, but I want to hear anything and everything you guys have to offer.
P.S. In the future I also want to try my hand at growing some grape vines.