Now that the growing season is almost over and I have documented some of what I have learned this year , I think it is time to start doing research for next year. Plans: Winter: Get the Compost going so I can use it in the spring. Create some homemade trelluses from branches I cut when trimming trees. Find / Buy a couple 2Ã—6s to hold soil in the new Garden I have planned for the Spring. Early Spring: Start the Seeds in the mini contianers I have from last years' flower purchase. Buy some Garden Soil for the Garden Box. Break up a 10 foot x 10 foot section in the hill in the backyard for garden. Install the 2Ã—6s to hold in the soil. Mix in the Soil and Compost Started in the Winter. Plant the seedlings after the first frost. Spring and Summer: Document the Growth of my Garden What I want to plant in the Garden of 2008: Big Boy Tomatoes (seeds stolen from a friend at work) Roma Tomatoes (seeds from 2007 crop) Cucumbers (seeds from 2007 crop) Squash (will have to buy the seed) Sunflowers (will have to buy the seed) Strawberries (will have to buy the seed) maybe some sweet peas (will have to buy the seed) Blackberries (seed from the wild blackberries in the backyard) Avocado Tree (Pits from fruit from store when they are cheap again) I don't know if I will be able to grow all of these plants in next year's garden. Money has been tight and I don't see it letting up any time soon. I am going to get stuff as I have the money and the time. Hopefully things will work themselves out by next spring. What are you all planning to grow next year and how are you preparing for it now?