Posted: 29/03/2013 at 12:39
haggi, I'm sure you will get lots of advice on the forum; just be aware that because it has been unseasonably cold, the advice given in books and magazines about planting should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The other source of advice, would be your father. he knows the system that he has operated for years (?) and would be a great help. You don't say if you are working, college or what, you will need to dedicate a fair bit of time to nurturing the plants; weeding, watering etc.
Good luck with it