It's time to get a garden in. Since our yard is built on coal ash, it is necessary to plant above ground, given that we have only a few inches of soil before we hit the coal ash. That's what I've been doing with my compost piles, for the most part - using it to build up the soil in my yard, but I'm not there yet. So, I still have my older planter, which consists simply of an enclosure made of boards, laid on the ground, that I have filled with soil. One problem with that kind of a garden bed is that the boards rot pretty quickly, another is that my plow guy has a habit of pushing the snow much further into the yard that he needs to, since we don't use most of the driveway in the winter anyhow, and damages the planter in the process. I repaired it, somewhat, last year, so we'll probably get a couple more years out of it, but these are going to be a big help. Plus, I won't have to get on my knees to get at things. Besides this, I am going to grow some potatoes using the tower method that I mentioned somewhere. I'll post pictures after I've done it.