We have a lot of raised garden bed in our back yard with basically dirt in it, we were thinking of starting a vegie and herb garden, but we're not the world's best gardeners, so what do you have in yours, what would you suggest a novice gardener start planting with? We're in Qld, so full sun and minimal rain. Any tips? I have heard planting Marigolds around the edges is meant to stop the bugs eating your vegies?
Eta: We are the most non-fussy eating family, we eat everything, especially love Asian foods, so chillies (bird's eye), basil, Vietnamese mint, shallots, bok choy, pak choy etc.
Love vegies of any kind, so nothing is out of bounds.