Firstly, thanks for all of your advice on what varieties to do and how, you guys are gold.
Like you recommended, I am only starting my tomatoes inside. I bought a pack of "better boy" hybrids and put them all into a peat-pot seed starting kit my mom got me. I know it's not what most of you use(and I can see why, it looks like it's super easy to overwater...), but my mom talked me into it, and she said if it doesn't work we'll just go get more seeds and do the regular yoghurt-cup container we always did before.
I also planted some spearmint in the other rows(thanks gixxerific for your guide!), as well as marigolds(mom loves them!). In the left over ones, I planted some zinnias for my mom, too.
At the store I also picked up some manure/compost, and soil, and am going to prepare a chunk of land sometime this weekend. Directly, outside I am planting radishes(French Breakfast, as recommended by marlingardener <3), sunflowers(mammoth, a pack leftover from last year; thank you JasonFL for reminding me when to plant them, and that I have some seeds leftover).
Also this weekend, I'm getting a fluroscent light for when the leaves begin popping out, and am going to beg mom to drive me somewhere to a nursery to get some strawberry plants.
I'm also thinking about planting some lemongrass and borage(thanks, mattstern!), but I need to google those a bit more. I also don't want to overwhelm myself- this IS my first "real" garden...
Pictures!!!!(sorry, crap phone quality, I know):
https://s1211.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... w%20Garden
(I will upload them there, as it is so much easier to have all the pictures in one spot)
I'm really excited, because like I already mentioned, this is my first serious garden, where I actually tried to find out about these plants and get some advice before just throwing them in the yard with some potting soil and calling it a day, then wondering "Why won't anything grow?! ". Gosh, this is fun- raising plants is almost like having pets~
So, if you guys see that I'm doing something terribly wrong, please let me know- I really want this to work out.
One last question: Should I keep the little plastic cover on, or not? The box said to keep it on until the first seeds emerge, then prop it up, then take it off once they all sprout- but I don't know, you can't always trust stuff like that.
If the temperature is what decides this, right now my room is 72 degrees, and it's 9pm- so I don't think it will get much colder. We haven't had a chilly night in a while.