I had plans to post more about our move but that has been postponed due to sunshine! This last week we prepared a small area for a kitchen garden in between downpours of rain. First, my husband placed a slate path from the small patio area leading out to the backyard. Then he dug out the old dirt in the bed and replaced it with a 3 way mixture of sand, soil and organic matter. The dirt that came with our place is the redder, more rocky variety you can see between the slate. It's not bad but not good for growing edible things. This area gets morning sunshine and some afternoon rays, as well. It is the perfect location for the plants I chose.