For now, we'll just start by asking you: what are you growing?
I went slightly garden-mad this year. After years and years of apartment living, with scarcely a pot of basil to call my own, I am in a full house this year with a real yard. It's a small house, and a small yard, but it's my own little slice of dirt, and that is heavenly. So, like I said, I went a little crazy on seeds — heirloom tomatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, herbs galore, parsnips, carrots, kale, chard...
We have just a few raised beds, but even a small raised bed can give you a huge bounty by summer's end. There's a peek at my seeds above, which I hope carry me through at least two summer seasons and this winter, too. (Planning on cold-frame planting in the winter; I'll let you know how it goes!)
OK, your turn. What are you growing this year? Are you planting a backyard garden? Or a pot or two of tomatoes? Tell us!
(Image: Faith Durand)