Since Maister has the winter blues... (and given the weather it is understandable) I am going to kick of this growing season.
I found that we can buy organic seedlings (often non GMO) at a local farmers market in the spring so instead of starting my plants by seed, I am going to buy seedlings. Also, per Maister's suggestion, I picked up a copy of Square-Foot Gardening and will be putting my raised beds up closer to the house within a fenced in section of the back yard.
I am also going to need to fence in my beds. Even with this harsh winter, we have noticed at least 5 rabbits in our back yard. Our dog is not doing a great job of keeping them away and these brave little fur balls have even gone as far as coming up onto the porch.
Finally, I am going to do a combination of flowers and food in some of the landscape garden beds.
What are your plans for this seasons gardens? Will it be food, flowers, combination of the two? What are you going to do differently this year than what you did last year?