Hi - if I can make a suggestion? With all your gardening, I commend you, BUT there is an easier way. EarthBox.com I have 6 boxes that I have been using for between 10-15 years (lost count). Every testimonial, IT IS TRUE! Hard to believe, but once you get the box set up, watering daily is all you have to do, no weeding, no fertilizing, just pick your fruit/veggies. One year I planted cherry tomatoes (love the small size for salads). They grew to the size of small "regular" size (if that makes sense) The size of the veggie/fruit is much larger than any I've grown in my garden and twice the harvest. Just at least check it out.