I'm a total novice gardener, but I love my teen-tiny, baby sprout-y crafty garden:
Orange Tomato (for eating)
Don't you dig my non-lead vinyl blind plant markers?
Catnip (for the cat)Birdhouse Gourd (for birdhouses)
Spearmint (for soap)
Melon (for eating) Speckled Cranberry Bean (also for eating)
Sunflower (for pretty, and also a support for the beans)
Asparagus (for yum)
And finally, some muscle helping out (for a change)
Matt loathes gardening (he has bad knees, and longs for one of those lawns you see on the toxic weed-killer commercials), so it was quite sweet that he actually helped out for a few hours today, complete with many fervent and stoutly-defended (and completely ignorant) opinions about how best to do things.
No, dear, the mulch works best if it's not actually on top of the plant itself.
Um, and yes, sweetie, you do need to take the sprout out of its plastic pot before you plant it into the ground.
Next thing you know, I'm going to turn around and find him also engaged in the children's favorite garden activity when they think I'm not looking, which is to dig up our seeds to see if they've sprouted yet. It makes me kind of want to do it, too, which is NOT helpful
Did I mention that I'm a novice gardener?