I'm going for more of a potager-kitchen garden this year. With lots of varieties of things plugged in next to each other in the raised beds (or, um possibly, raised bed - singular). Do-able, afford-able, diverse-a-fiable. (Is that even a word? No matter.)
My new favorite, zippy way to order seeds? My Victory Garden heirloom seeds through Etsy (photos above are from their site). For some reason, detailed order forms that needed to be filled out by hand weren't doing it for me. I am also going out to lunch to pick up the rest of my seeds (beets, spinach, snap peas) - from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - at a local Charlottesville spot - Integral Yoga. (You can mail order them here.) The SESE has a killer seed starting chart at the front of their online catalog.
My Victory Garden order (all of these can be sown directly into the ground) . . .
Dwarf Green Pod Okra
Provider Bush Green Beans (*Easy Grow Choice)
Chantenay Carrot Seeds
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce (*Easy Grow Choice)
Cimmaron Red Romaine Lettuce
Georgia Southern Collards
Southern Giant Curled Mustard
What I'm Buying As Starts (sometime in April . . . )
Basil, Chives, Parsley, Dill
And Some Possible (Easy, Non-Vegetable) Edibles . . .