Find a suitable spot for
the vegetable garden.
It needs to get enough sun
to be not too wet, not too dry, not too windy
to be away from a public road (car fumes)
Keep garden bed(s) to a manageable size, so it isn't necessary to
step on the soil to reach the middle (compression)
Start with one or two plots so it is possible to find out if gardening
is suitable for you and by starting small it is possible to learn
on the job
If the place for the garden has high grass or long weeds, mow this down
if possible, so a more even surface is achieved.
If the soil in the garden is a heavy clay, put some gypsum on the spot
chosen for the veggie garden. Gypsum breaks the clay down