Ok so I had three trees in my back yard that shaded my hole back yard. The roots of these trees have grown outside the ground along my yard,mostly half exposed. Fairly big roots with tons of small "veins" coming off the bigger ones. There a pain. I have to weed wack along all these roots before mowing (I live in a development with squared off lots. Not sure on the acerage lol because I've never considered it acerage. Orobobly the size of a football field with endzones included any my house sits up on it centered. Any ways not that much of that matters. This spring I took a chainsaw to the middle tree. Leaving my daughter a nice stump to make a "fairy house/garden" out of. It's actually been a cool little project for us. So I decided to cut out a chunk of so about 10'x10' give or take a little,butting up to the stump. Useing two pre-existing roots and my concrete patio for the border. The last week I have been hacking at all the smaller roots in this area down to about 8" or so and clearing them all out. What should I do before the spring? I plan on planting veggies. We mostly buy tomatoes,cucumbers,and green bell peppers at the store,but enjoy most veggies fresh. Can you guys help me out here? I was hoping I could look around home depot or local green houses this fall thinking they might have some stuff marked down (or now for that matter).like soil,manure,Pete moss etc,etc. An can I start throwing any of it down this fall? I've pretty much tilled bye hand down to 8/10 inches digging these roots up. Or are there other things I need to do? Are the above veggies able to be grown together? I get sun most of the day here. Any other recommendations? Any at all? I've never done this before,but my daughter is super stoked about the hole thing. An can't let her down!