I'm continuing my experiments in gardening. Started a few varieties of tomatoes and of basil a bit early this year because last year I saw how much smaller my plants were than commercially available ones around the last frost date here - probably partially a result of less than stellar lighting, but I think it's mostly because they just could have used more time/space to grow out. I'll find out, either way! I had a rainbow of cherry tomatoes last year and it was delicious and fun, and I'm trying out different basil varieties to try and find one that is a bit less tasty to Japanese Beetles (but I am not optimistic).
Aside from those, I've also started a couple luffas (needed to start them extra early for them to even have a *chance* at maturing in this region), some broccoli, and have some potatoes starting in pots made from 2-liter soda bottles.
Not 100% sure what will end up in my garden plot this year. Probably the luffas, another squash or two, a bunch of cherry toms, peas, dill, lots of basil, lettuce, radishes, and some marigolds to help repel bugs.