In my garden column in The Baltimore Sun, I am helping rookies jump on the vegetable gardening bandwagon in 2010.
Last week, I talked about siting your vegetable garden for maximum sun, access to water and some protection from wind. And I concluded that a raised bed might be the best idea: it limits the size of your garden, so you don't bite off more than you can mulch; and because you will fill it will bagged compost, you don't have to worry about the quality of your soil.
In today's column, I talk about what you might like to plant in the garden. Not the whole produce aisle -- just what you are likely to eat and cook with, including your favorite herbs. And I talk about some of the sources for vegetable seeds.
To make it easy for you, I am including here the links to some of my favorite seed catalogs. Just click and order.
But control yourself. Nobody needs that many tomato plants.
(Note to the vegetable gardeners out there: What are your go-to catalogs for vegetable seeds?)