I have just acquired a property with a large rear garden, which was terribly overgrown and neglected so I have cut all the growth back and dug an area south to north, 35 ft. sq. I had to dig and rake this area four times to get it all nice, and to a two-fork depth. Really hard work. Now it's the beginning of September, and I want to grow vegetables, maybe for next year or is it too late for this year. I like runner beans, broad beans, cabbage, onions, leeks, potatoes and sprouts. Now that the patch has all been dug, what should I do next? I have not treated the soil with anything yet.
Beginner to Vegetable Gardening, Help and Advice Needed
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You may have time to grow some cole crops or beans, but it will be a tight timeline.
I would recommend that you use this time to add amendments to the soil. Adding them now will give them time to mellow over the winter so that you will have a great bed in the spring. This article will get you started on that: