I decided to do straight in the ground planting, as opposed to raised beds, to minimize costs mostly. Depending on how everything turns out, I may stick with this, or make raised beds for next year. We also have about 8 big pots on and around the front porch.
So, here's some pictures of what it looks like today. Sorry they're not that awesome.
Abraham Lincoln tomato plant. Had to go with a presidential tomato!
2 black plum tomato plants, 1 Rainbow tomato, and 1 thyme plant
2 rows of asparagus, lots of volunteers (not sure what they are, but I can't wait to find out!), and marigolds around the edge
new leaves on our Crepe Myrtle!
Rosemary survived the move!
Rhubarb red peeking through!
Owls living in my thyme!
3 new beds! From front to back:
1: lavender bushes, leeks, onions, broccoli
2: spinach, mixed lettuces
3: nantes carrots, red potatoes, white potatoes
Row of garlic!