Designing dimensions for a plot......
I live in Lehigh Acres Florida. I plan to do a fall vegetable garden. I've essentially narrowed it down to two options with the type of garden I want to create: either a raised bed, or just create a plot.
However, I've no idea how to create the dimensions for a plot. What size plot is ideal for somebody who is doing their first garden? I realize that how big the dimensions need to be depends upon what you're growing in your garden, because every plant has different requirements with the row spacing and plant spacing.
How do you prepare the plot? What steps are necessary to take? Please be specific, but don't overcomplicate things by using a bunch of terminologies with gardening I don't understand. I'm new with gardening, and this will be my first real garden.
This is sort of off topic, but I'll be using a mix of topsoil and fertilizer, since the inherent soil in Florida is abhorrent for gardening. What is the ratio of soil to fertilizer that I should use?
This is what I'll be growing: lettuce (romaine)
sugar snap peas