So im tired of produce going bad on me, especially on my college budget, so I decided im going to grow a garden. If it helps, i live in nyc. Im already looking at composted poultry manure. I would have sent a soil sample for analysis but im afraid of delaying my garden any longer as I would have to wait 6 weeks and I rather use the $75 to do this for something else. Is there anything I should make sure to do? What shouldn't I do? What doesn't grow well next to each other? If it helps, I want to plant herbs, including chervil which is impossible to find at the grocery store, as well as Nantes carrots, Bibb lettuce, Fennel, Leeks, Celery, haricot verts, and peas. Im hoping to grow savoy cabbage, kale, and spinach but im not sure if its too late for them at this time. Perhaps a shade cloth would help should it gets too warm. My plants will be sharing an area with my parents' onions, tomatoes, eggplants, chiles, and squash.