Didn't know exactly where to post this or how much attention it will get on this forum but here it goes regardless. My girlfriend just moved into the first floor of her grandmothers house. Eventually I may move in with her but regardless of whether that happens or not there is an old dilapidated garden in the backyard as well as a decent amount of grassy area that gets a good amount of sunlight as far as I can tell, and I was given free reign to plant whatever I want, wherever I want. I'm going to test exactly how much sunlight it gets over the next couple weeks. The actual old garden area is very overgrown with weeds and who knows what else so I've got some work to do before I can plant anything.
We live in southern CT, zone 7a-6b, really directly on the line. Now I'm REALLY tempted to raise up a small section of the area and try out a small mini bog for some Sarracenia, and I might do so, but I don't really need as much guidance on that at the moment. I want to plant some veggies, tomatoes, cucumbers, and the like, and some herbs as well as just decorative type plants. Only problem, I've got no idea where to start really. I'm gonna get to my own research very soon, but I figured if anyone could recommend plants hardy to my zone it'd be a great headstart. Also weed removal/control tips would be great, as would tips on soil since I'm sure I'll need to do some work on that.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out at all.