I got my seeds this year from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Johnny's Selected Seeds. As I do every year, I purchased way more than I have room to grow out back; however, I don't really care so it's a moot point. Like I told Elle and Heather, I am my father's daughter; I buy the seeds, stick them in the dirt, and wait and see what happens. There is absolutely no planning and much running amoking.
From Baker Creek:
Herbs: Chervil, Wild Zaatar Oregano, Oregano Vulgare, Genovese Basil, Greek Dwarf Basil, Sweet Thai Basil, Cilantro, and Parsley
Root veg: Crimson Forest Bunching onion, Radish Saxa II, French Breakfast Radish
Greens: Little Gem lettuce, Chadwick's Rodan lettuce, Arugula
Pepps: Santa Fe Grande, Jimmy Nardello Italian, Serrano, Coban Red Pimiento, Large Sweet Antigua
Toms: Thessaloniki, Riesentraube, Tonodoes des Conores, Bloody Butcher
Little Fingers Eggplant
From Johnny's Selected:
Toms: Debarao, Eva Purple Ball, Striped Cavern
Hungarian Wax Peppers
Herbs: Mexican Mint Marigold, Wild Bergamot, Orange Thyme, Chickweed
Started this initial batch on February 15:
Using salad bar containers, applesauce and pudding cups plus terracotta pots
Genovese basil has started sprouting
Lincoln pea sprout
Yogurt cups with tomato, parsley, chervil, and cilantro
Heather had a great idea of using cardboard egg crates to start seeds as they can be planted right into the soil; she also mentioned using the toilet paper rolls to help carrots grow straight. If I ever get around to doing more root veggies than radishes I'm going to do this.
As in years past, we have numerous critters who like to trespass in our yard (a black cat, rabbits under the shed, the occasional possum or fox), which means I still have to do everything in pots, even though I'd love to make the investment of a raised bed. The squirrels still manage to have a good rummage now and again but they don't do too much damage. I like using those giant tool carriers from Home Depot or Lowe's for my tomatoes and they were great last yard when I grew chard. I'm going to invest in a few more of those but I think I have enough pots floating around to give everything a home.
I'm also very much looking forward to growing strawberries again. Those were amazing.