Howard County Maryland
Here are good links on starting a vegetable garden https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Food-Gardening-in-the-time-of-COVID-19.html?soid=1127069117597&aid=SlqQT-4TFLk
You will see soil testing, soil amendments, crop profiles and common problems. Adding large amounts of organic matter like compost or Leaf Gro (available in bags and bulk) to your soil for a few years is recommended.
After a few years of large additions, you can decrease the amount to 1 in. each year.
This page is about how to grow vegetables successfully in containers: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/container-gardening
This link will tell you when to plant (seeds or seedlings) and if you click on the individual plant crops, how to plant, fertilize, care and monitor for common problems: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/crops
Here is how to care for your garden including fertilizing, weeding, types of mulch, etc.
Here is our page on composting and a video on bin types. You will have to decide what works best for your situation.
You can send us photos or more questions this growing season.