Ours doesn’t this year, not really. We’ve had so much else to do: chickens, fruit trees, painting, etc. that the annual vegetable garden kind of fell low on the priority list. I planted some cold weather veggies (spinach, lettuce, peas, and a few others), and the slugs gobbled them all up as fast as they sprouted. I never did get around to starting seeds inside. I did buy a bunch of seeds, but plan to save them for next year now. I’ll buy some seedlings this year.
We’ve had potatoes sitting on a window sill for six weeks now. I was hesitant to plant them before now, because it has been so wet here. It’s late now though, so hopefully they do okay. We decided to plant them in the spot we were originally planning to put some raised, keyhole garden beds. The raised beds aren’t going to happen this year, but we got the spots dug out and potatoes planted and hopefully that will give us a head start next year when it comes time to plant things.
One thing we discovered quickly: our soil here is rocky. These pictures don’t begin to do it justice. You can’t dig into this earth without hitting a rock.
But the end result was a rough outline of the keyhole beds we want for next year (though more square than we’d like them eventually), and about 50 potatoes planted in trenches.