There was dirt! A lot of dirt and nothing else except a few weeds. The first year (2004) was spent getting the fence up and making a plan. A plan that was flawed and that changed several times and now seven years later is still changing and is still flawed. Isn't that the addiction that is our gardens!
Our second spring (2005) in our home, we got to work on our yard putting in some structures that would provide homes for our trees and produce.
Flaw #1: Our garden location. We put this on the East side of our yard which means the sun shades the few feet by the fence from the ever so valuable morning sun. This garden plot is 24 feet long by 16 feet deep.
Down the road (in 2010) we try Straw Bale Gardening against the fence to help overcome the shade problem. I will link to that post when it is up to let you know how it worked!