Last year in Salt Lake we had a garden about 9 x 25 feet. This year we multiplied it by roughly 20, expanding to 40 x 120. Since we had more tomatoes than we knew what to do with 16 tomato plants in Utah, it’s going to be interesting to see how we deal with 85. We’ve also expanded to include sweet corn, potatoes, pumpkins, squashes, melons, kale, and leeks, plus the lettuce, broccoli, beans, peas, onions, peppers, carrots, chard, and herbs from before (only much more of those too).
It was a bit of work to get the garden ready. The row crop rotation of the field had left the soil pretty compacted and dried out. The neighbor disked it for us, and then we ran over it with a rototiller several times. It’ll take a few years of good compost to get things back together, but most of the plants seem to be doing all right for now. Especially the weeds.