I rehabbed my outragiously hard desert clump soil and rehabbed it. Double dug the whole thing. pulled out weeds, plastic, trash and god knows what. Added organic compost and mushroom compost, worked it in. bought some plants, planted them. It seriously took all dang weekend, from early morning to late night. When I was finally done my back was really sore and my hands were so sore from using the shovel, axe, and pic that the next day I couldn’t open a jar.
Now i have a complete herb garden, plum tree, fig tree, rosemary, lavender, sage, strawberries, green and purple grape vines, black berry bush, and some gorgious cacti and succulents. ( I put those in a pot), oh yes and asparagous, beets, carrots, onions, snowpeas, lettuce and spinach. I am looking forward to a great harvest. After the last frost, I will plant squash, corn, tomatoes (big and cherry), eggplant, hotpeppers, green beans, cucumber.
I am still interested in the dwarf banana and orange trees but I am having a hard time picking out who to buy from. I am thinking that I might be better off just waiting until I also build a small green house in my back yard.