I planted herbs to cook with. Cilantro, parsley, dill, basil, and lemon grass. These will need to be watered 2-3 times a day for a few weeks (along with everything else I have just started).
For veggies, I planted Hubbard squash, butternut squash, green beans, cucumbers (3 or 4 kinds), black beans, kidney beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and kohlrabi. I still have compost and beds to fill that I think I can fence in easy enough. (Pesky wabbits!)
I am still having trouble with those bugs in my squash. I think the garlic/tobacco/baby shampoo/water mix was too little, too late. I am still trying to make it work, but I may end up pulling them up and planting something else there that those bugs won't eat.
I have other options. Like...plant new plants in one of my new beds. I think the reason I am having this problem is that last year the pumpkin/squash that covered this garden. It didn't dawn on me that would cause problems...but ...yes it does!
If that doesn't work, I hope I can count on the kindness of others to give me their extra zucchini. But zucchini grows fast, and we have a long growing season. So all is not lost.
Besides, I have a feeling I will be busy with what I have already. Plus, my front porch is a staging area for all things coming and going.
Ever since I started...whatever you want to call what I am doing...people come and leave stuff there. Like my scraps from Big Al's for the compost. Or canning jars, fruit, veggies, trees, tools, you name it. It is mostly coming in here, but sometimes it goes out.
I have been thinking I should put a pad and pen on a clip board by the front door so people can leave a note. That way, I can properly thank people by sharing what I make in exchange for their generosity. 'Cause, what you share returns expanded.
My belief is that gardens are bounty and need to be shared. I think it is easy to share when you have more than you need. Kind of like paying it forward. I like that concept. It works for me.