So, planting time is just around the corner (about 8 weeks for me) so I'm curious what everyone is doing. Expanding your garden, shrinking your garden, new plants, also I'm curious for a post season report from last year. For me. Garden is staying the same size. 4 4x8 beds and 2 1.5x8 beds. I am doing something different in that I'm going to focus more on what we'll actually eat or preserve. In the past I've been using up some of my heirloom seeds and planting stuff I had no idea how to eat/store. That usually meant if I harvested anything it ended up going bad before we ate it. This year I'm focusing on the basics. Tomatos (San Marzano (roma style), beefsteak and Arkansas Pink Traveler), Peppers both sweet and hot, bell, jalapeno, & banana (oh, have some Ghost peppers started in the garden tower as well), leafy greens and a few root veggies (Turnips, Rutabaga, & Parsnips). I'm also planting a couple of cucumber plants, yellow squash and zucchini. In addition to these plants I've got some herbs and other companion plants that I'm trying out. I LOVE fresh basil from the garden. 1st things first though, have to get a fence up to keep the chickens and dog out of the garden area. Over the winter I think the chickens have dug up every bed and spread the soil everywhere. At least they left behind some good fertilizer, can't really say that about the dog (though she did get another mole out of the ground).