We moved to the farm just over 2 years ago, and now we have it settled enough to start gardening! What is the best way to prepare virgin ground for gardening? I have duck/chicken/rabbit and horse manure composted, a tiller, and a whole lot of enthusiasm! I was hoping for a 30x30 garden so I can can a winters supply for 5+ adults This spot I had in mind gets great water from the water table, so it will never dry out even in the longest drought season, but isnt so wet you cant grow anything. I would be exposed to direct sunlight for 12 hours or more a day, (sun up 5:30am, sun down 9:45pm in summer). It has had nothing more than grass grown for the last 30 years. Does anyone have a planting guide on a layout? What can I plant beside what, what grows better with this planted beside it, etc. Most importantly, what type of fencing/trellis should I use to keep the chickens/ducks from stealing the seeds?