It may be on a clay base – we can convert it to productive beds anyway. Lots of gypsum, compost, and potting mix.
Set up a frame for a bird-netting cage to protect new seeds and seedlings from birds and cats [we don’t have either but they sure come visiting from the neighbourhood].
Plant seeds and seedlings and firm roots gently into the soil then water gently.
Spread non-toxic snail bait around seedlings or surround the bed edge with copper wire to deter snails and slugs.
Cover with bird netting.
Watch the small plants and care for them as they grow.