2017 kept me much too busy either burying family members or actively plotting their demise to spend any time in the garden. I have vowed to focus my 2018 energies on my garden instead as I'm less likely to kill my plants than my remaining family. Except for my nephews. Coz they're awesome. Most of my seeds are already started, tho the seed is a bit old and I question what my germination rate will be, particularly on the onions which were dated 2010. I have tons of seed, some still in the original packets and some saved from the plants. Those familiar with my half baked gardening methods already know I turn the back yard into a wild, but mostly edible, jungle. There are no neat rows. It's a jungle. If orderly plots of well tilled earth are your OCD driven thing, don't keep up with this thread unless you want to wind up in the fetal position clutching a bottle of vodka. So far looks like I'll be spring planting: Flowers: Dwarf Sunspot Sunflower, French Marigolds, California Giant Zinnias, Chamomile Herbs: Dill, Cilantro, Basil (Green, Holy Kra Pow, Purple), Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Oregano Okra: Emerald Velvet Peppers: Red Marconi, Corno di Toro Rosso, Anaheim, Paprika (0% germination last time so IDK about this one) Cayenne, Habanero OR Jalapeno Gigantica (the label fell off the baggie of seeds), Banana Pumpkins: Howden, Mammoth Gold, Winter Luxury Pie Squash: Spaghetti Squash, Sugaretti, Black Beauty Zucchini, Bush Butternut, Tomatillo: Verde Tomato: Riesentraube, Amish Paste, Some random red slicer I saved seed for and forgot to label This is subject to expand as spring gets closer. I'll also grab some cucumber plants from the local greenhouse once they get up and running, and I *think* I ordered some sweet potato slips but now I can't remember. We are nearly 200 days into zero rainfall. I don't plant directly into the ground because the damn Bermuda grass takes over any patch of dirt that gets water and nothing short of napalm kills it. My existing beds are either traditional raised or IBC tote wicking beds, and I'll be adding another wicking bed and also a hugelkulture bed or two this year to see how those do. Will be taking my currently unused 2'x2'x6' stock tank and turning that into a deep water raft AP setup, nothing fancy, just for herbs and maybe some salad greens. Our main AP setups are dismantled and I have no plans to resurrect them until we have a greenhouse as it's too cold in the winter here to run them year round otherwise. Also planting some giant Indian corn in the old rabbit run just for grins and decoration. It's deep in rotted alfalfa and rabbit crap plus the 10x6x6 dog kennel will provide some support for the grown stalks when the winds pick up. I'll also be removing some roses from a front flower bed. They died and their wild rose rootstock took over. Nothing like getting out of the truck into a massive thorn bush every time I come home. Will be gutting that bed and replanting with edibles that are pretty since it's in the front yard. A zucchini for sure, some marigolds and zinnias, maybe a cucumber to climb the gas light pole. Thai peppers are always fun, and lemongrass would be great if I can get my hands on some stalks that still have a little root left on them. After that I'm not sure so will post pics as it comes together. Edit: I forgot to order sweet potatoes. Problem solved.