we're making progress! after doing some serious research about raised beds and the type of vegetables that would work in our region, we got right to work.
matt built a raised bed, we filled it with organic compost soil, and nestled it in amongst the existing garden.
we planted two types of tomatoes, sweet red peppers, cantaloupe, zucchini, sweet potatoes, bush beans and sugar snap peas.
will keep you posted on the progress!
[i would still like to have a garden that looks like this... one day.]