Hi. I just decided to pull out a small side yard and build a garden box 18' x 3' x 2' high in Mission Hills.
Right now have several basic questions
What is the best soil / compost mixture for growing a range of vegetables and herbs? I've looked a little at square foot gardening. It does not interest me in the least. I just want to go to City Farmers Nursery and get some nice soil + additives.
I'm building the box out of redwood. Does it make sense to line it with visqueen in order to preserve the wood?
Are burrowing mammals a problem around here? Do I need to line the bottom with hardware cloth?
I know raccoons are a problem. Any suggestions how to keep them out of the patch?