My son has prepared me a small plot between the garden and the southwest side of the house. It is an area that retains water when it rains hard. The area was original a walkway so he built it up with the extra blocks that are all around the garden. The small plot will be for lettuce, spinach, kale and maybe radishes. (not sure yet) For the last two months we have been putting our veggie scraps, egg shells and coffee grounds along with leaves we had over the fall. We put finely shredded paper in the plot also. I will need to purchase a couple bags of soil to add to the plot.
Speaking of veggie scraps.......this is an excellent source of compost for your garden. If you live in warmer climates it is best to have a composting area away from your house because as the material composes it does send a foul odor when it is hot outside. When our temps warm up we will not be placing the veggie scraps near our house. We do have a section at the end of our property that is prepared for composting materials.
I am getting excited about this year's garden. Hope you are too. This post will be shared in most forums I attend that have gardening sections.