I planted a bit of a garden last spring because.... I was home and it seemed hopeful to plant basil, lettuce, kale and tomatoes among the lavender and weeds that usually took over the garden.
I did harvest some basil and a lettuce salad (for one). However, the deer and rabbits devoured everything else. In all honesty, it was a little funny (but also frustrating) watching them "steal" my harvest, even though it was frustrating to have nothing to show for all the work.
The catalogs have been coming for weeks, now, filling the mailbox with the promise of spring' s warmth and new life. I've ordered seeds, more than I need. I've ordered "garden soil," although I realize it is just dirt packaged with hope! I've also secured fencing to, hopefully, keep some of the animals out of the tiny garden.
I've noticed my garden thieves setting up surveillance near last year's garden as the ground begins to emerge from under the snow.