This year I just bought the plants already started. It costs more, but then it seems to me to be less trouble for my little itsy garden. I mix a few veggies in with flowers, so it is right in the front of the guest cottage, which looks really pretty. I bought one eggplant, one pepper plant, 2 tomatoes, 2 basil, 9 argula, 9 cabbage, 9 broccoli, crooked neck squash and acorn squash and marigolds to mingle in because marigolds repell bugs.
The trouble is: it rains everyday and I can not get them planted! I have been trying for a week! Finally I have most everything planted except the squash you see in the above photo. I am planning to plant it in the back garden where it has room to run.
Keep away bugs! Wish me luck!