I think my garden this year ended up as a success!!!
I have not had a successful garden since we moved 5 years ago. This year with the covid-19 shut down, we got going on gardening extra early and were able to get all our raised beds planted. We also dug another couple beds through the gravel and sand, digging out the rocks and adding dirt and compost in its stead, then lining the beds with cedar to edge. The first one we finished and filled with tomato plants that have thrived in that location. The second one we only half finished before things dried out to the point it was excessively difficult to dig, so we decided to wait and finish it this fall.
But the big gardening news this year was that we got a greenhouse! Even at our prior house I was chronically on a hunt for a good greenhouse. We tried a couple of the $99-$300 models, but were never more than moderately successful. The best I ever did was the year I started a bunch of plants under grow lights and then after they got going, put a plank in front of our living room window and moved them to it. They were a little gangly, but that year we had tons of plant starts for the garden.
My co-workers know me pretty well and know I am chronically on the look out for homesteading stuff. One day at work, one of my coworkers said to me after coming back from her lunch break, “did you see that greenhouse on craigslist?” I had been busily working, so I had not. On my lunch break a little later, I looked up green houses. A few hours prior, someone had listed a sturdy-built glass and cedar greenhouse for only $500. What they had was actually a sunroom, with the structure leaning up against the back wall of their house. I texted Josh with no expectation of him being interested. It was so nice but I knew it would be a big chore getting it moved.