After a ton of research (even companion planting---that's right, I'm getting hard core about my efforts), for our early season planting we went with red leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, cauliflower, carrots, onion, and a strawberry plant.
My hubs got out his trusty tools, carpentry skills, and sweat and put them to good use building this beautiful raised bed. He is a handy thing. I think I will keep him around.
To bad I couldn't get him to carry the 40 lb mulch bags by himself from the truck to the back yard. Im now rethinking the whole "keeping around", or at least my arms are. About 30 bags of top soil, mulch, compost, and fertilizer, we were ready to go. Got out my row planning guide and we sowed our seeds. A day and a half later we had ourselves the making of a small garden.
Fingers crossed my seeds didn't react to seeing my thumbs the way the plants normally do....or that Josh's thumbs are a form of a green goddess!