Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:36
What a great idea. Having 5 beds means that you can rotate your crops, which is brilliant. You could start by getting some seed potatoes in one bed, carrots, peas , it may be a little late to plant Broad Beans for this year, but you can plant Runner and French beans in a month or so.
I recommend first that you get a good veg book, I use 'The Vegetable and Herb Expert' by Dr. Hessayon. You often see it going cheap in Charity shops.
Then you can either buy your seeds on line or at a local shop, places like Wilkinsons do seeds pretty cheaply and so do Pound Shops. The seed packets will tell you when to plant and how deep.
You will need to water the seedlings, and read the seed packets first as some seeds need a lot of warmth (a sunny window sill and a seed tray) to germinate.
Good luck with it, and we are all here to advise