last week, my landlord took it upon himself to build a raised bed in our backyard for vegetable gardening. Isn't that sweet?? but, having never gardened before, I decided to over-prepare by diving into a few gardening books. naturally I was overwhelmed until my mom helped me pick out some plants at the nursery. yesterday I sectioned out my plot with twine, built a trellis for my snap peas and planted broccoli, leeks, chives, garlic, nasturtiums and three kinds of lettuce. next weekend, I'll sow seeds of beets, zucchini, yellow squash and beans. I figure if I try to grow everything something is bound to pop up. I have to wait until May to plant tomatoes, but they are part of the plan. It was so lovely to communicate with nature a little. are you trying to grow anything this year?