I planted my first Georgia vegetable garden this past week. I turned a small plot just to the east side of our rental house in Roswell, using shovel, spade and garden fork. The soil is clay and dense and looks like it hasn't been disturbed in decades, despite the landlord swearing that she amended it and gardened on it often over recent years. My plot is no more than 6' x 20' in size.
I planted four tomato plants (beefsteak), six tomato plants, a row of carrots, two rows of green beans, and two rows of corn. We'll see how this whole southern gardening thing works out.