Well, I'm frustrated. We bought this land never imagining that we only had 12" to bedrock. At first I thought we'd do raised beds, but for the size garden I want that would get expensive very fast. I guess it's still an option though. I thought about going around and collecting all the leaves people have stacked up on their curbs (after making sure they don't use chemicals on their lawns) and using that to build up our soil. We also planned to put the soil from the paths on the beds which should raise the soil level another 6". Anyway, my question is what have you all been able to grown on shallow soil. I've studied the weeds growing on our land....we have sunflowers (little wild ones), golden rod, wood sorrel (a little bit), plantain, and most of the rest are grasses I haven't identified yet. I was hoping they would give me some idea of what would grow, but I don't know enough about those weeds. I suspect they are hardy ones though that will grow anywhere. So can you all give me some hope here. I'd like to think I can still grow a big garden...maybe not with all the traditional vegetables....maybe some hardier ones. Any ideas on the types of vegetables???? Maybe I'll just have to give the plants double or triple the space so the roots have room to spread instead of going straight down.