I have been in garden fantasy mode ever since the Veseys catalogue came in. Between Cavell Park, my existing bed, a planned new bed, a dozen containers, and a large bag, I shall grow lettuces, spinach, chard, dill, basil, potatoes, strawberries, carrots, zucchini, beets, broccoli, thyme, arugula, and parsnip. And the rhubarb and garlic planted last year should be ready to eat this year.

I shall attempt to grow (but may for lack of heat not actually grow) tomatoes, peppers, melons, asparagus peas, ground cherries, cucumber, rosemary, and eggplant. I have some row covers coming in the mail, and have been reading up on cloches made from recycled pop bottles. We’ll see how much help they are. Eventually, I would like to have a greenhouse, or at least a cold frame, but those plans are for a few years down the road. 

In the wee scrap of lawn in front of the house, I am planning foxglove, lupines, impatiens, and nicotiana. I’ve never grown ornamental things before, and am a wee bit intimidated at the prospect of not only convincing plants to grow well, but to look pretty while they’re at it.

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